Downeaster Train Service Prepares For Spring Maintenance Work

Apr 27, 2015

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Amtrak's Downeaster service says passengers should expect some delays and cancelations this week as the rail service begins spring maintenance.

Crews are preparing to replace roughly 22 thousand railroad ties along the tracks between Boston and Portland, Maine.  A number of midday runs are canceled for Tuesday and Wednesday. Peak hour trains in the morning and afternoon will run as scheduled but may face delays. Amtrak officials say they will post all service alerts on the Downeaster website.

The full construction project is expected to begin May 4th and is expected to take about six weeks to complete.