METRO BREEZ and Amtrak Downeaster Partner to Promote Public Transportation Options

May 13, 2019

PORTLAND, MAINE –Greater Portland Metro and the Northern New England Passenger Rail Authority (NNEPRA) have announced a partnership to improve the promotion of public transportation options between the towns of Portland, Freeport, and Brunswick, locations that are currently served by both METRO BREEZ and the Amtrak Downeaster.

In an effort to maximize flexibility for passengers, an integrated rail/bus schedule (see attached) has been developed to provide passengers with all bus and train service options on weekdays and weekends. In addition, both METRO BREEZ and Amtrak Downeaster have coordinated pricing to offer passengers a seamless fare structure with $3 one-way, $27 Ten-Ride, and $90 Monthly passes for regular service. Reduced fare options are also available.“This schedule and fare structure make it easy for passengers to travel on the mode or schedule that best meets their needs. Take the train one-way and the bus the other.” said Natalie Bogart, Marketing Director at NNEPRA.

The Amtrak Downeaster makes five round-trips daily between Brunswick, ME and Boston, MA. For additional Amtrak Downeaster information or to purchase tickets visit: AmtrakDowneaster.com or visit the Downeaster stations in Brunswick, Freeport or Portland.

METRO BREEZ provides express bus service between Portland, Yarmouth, Freeport, and Brunswick with 13 roundtrips Monday – Friday and seven on Saturday. For route maps, schedules, and fare information, visit gpmetro.org, call 207-774-0351, or stop by the METRO Pulse downtown hub at 21 Elm Street, Portland.

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Jason Abrams

Natalie Bogart

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