NNEPRA reports May ridership missed FY2017 target by 5%, due to loss of approximately 2,500 riders because of weekend curtailments and heat restrictions. May ridership was only 261 passengers below May of last year. FY2017 YTD ridership is 9% ahead of target. When the June numbers come in, FY2017 promises to be a very successful year.
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.