Passengers who ride on the Amtrak Downeaster between August 19 and September 24, 2017 will be able to see Northern New England like never before! Amtrak’s Great Dome rail car is returning to Maine and will travel along with the Amtrak Downeaster on four trips each day. The vintage Dome was built in 1955 and features an upper level with windows on all sides (including the roof) that will offer passengers panoramic views of the scenic villages, coastline, marshes, streams and landscapes located all along the Downeaster route.
The seats in the upper level of the dome car are available at no extra cost, but they are unreserved and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Passengers are encouraged to rotate in and out of the Dome car to allow all passengers the ability to enjoy this unique experience.
The Great Dome Car is available on the following Downeaster trains*:
M-F Weekday Train #682, #683, #688, #689
Saturday Trains #692, #693, #696, #697
Sunday Trains #690, #691, #698, #699
*Dates and availability of the Great Dome Car are subject to change without notice.