Quick Note: Train Host Program
TrainRiders/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.
Winter is Here but Riders on the Downeaster Don't Worry
It's inevitable - the snow will fly and the roads will freeze up!
We know, as more and more travelers in Northern New England are discovering, that the Downeaster pretty much barrels through that white stuff and it's passengers relax and snack in warm comfort.
It is a matter of pride and performance. The crews are particularly attentive during such 'challenges' that put cars and buses at a major disadvantage on our highways.(Click on More for a classic video of the Downeaster in the winter.) The accompanying video was shot several years ago, but a snow storm and the turmoil it can create for travelers is an annual event. Enjoy your Downeaster ride no matter what the weather, but particularly in the winter.