Quick Note: Train Host Program

signalTrainRiders/NE Train Hosts serve as goodwill ambassadors onboard the Downeaster to assist passengers with information; assist train crews in duties as requested by them; and promote rail safety.

As a volunteer, you'll travel between Maine and Boston conversing with passengers along the way.

Click on "Host Program" in the above menu for more information.

TrainRiders/NE is gearing up for our big celebration as the Downeaster marks its 15th anniversary of successful passenger rail service from Maine to Boston.

On Thursday December 15th (yes, 15 years on the 15th), the TrainRiders/NE 28th Annual Meeting will toast those who made this service possible. It will be a luncheon meeting held in the ballroom of the Clarion Hotel which is right next to Portland's Amtrak station. The scheduling of this meeting will allow most of you to arrive and depart by the Downeaster - checkin will start at 11:00 a.m., lunch at 12:30 p.m. and the meeting adjourns by 3:30 p.m. (These are new times, slightly different from the graphic below.)


Soon you'll be receiving a registration form in the mail or be able to sign up on this website.