AMTRAK Downeaster FAM Tour – Exeter to Freeport

Thursday, May 27th – Meet at the Exeter Platform to take the 683 to Freeport ME- departs 12:49pm and arrives in Freeport 2:55pm | return trip will be the 688 which departs Freeport at 5:53pm and pulls into Exeter at 7:49pm

Tour description: On the train ride north we will be hearing from Brian Beeler, Manager of Passenger Services for the Northern New England Passenger Rail Authority. Explore Freeport for about 2.5 hours. Depart Freeport on the 688 at 5:53pm

Address: Exeter Downeaster Platform. 60 Lincoln St, Exeter, NH 03833. Free parking – first-come, first-served basis. No restrooms – plan ahead. Restrooms on train.

About the Downeaster: Onboard the Amtrak Downeaster enjoy comfortable reclining seats with lots of legroom, oversized windows to enjoy the scenic views, free wi-fi, and personal outlets at every seat. Each passenger car has ample luggage space and is equipped with a lavatory. The Downeaster Cafe is open on all trains where you can purchase snacks and beverages to consume at your seat. There are restrooms on the train.

Calendar sign up opens: Thursday, April 29, 7am (see hours requirements below)

Eligibility: 200+ hours at calendar opening and must be currently volunteering at a welcome center or scheduled to volunteer before May 27. Must not have taken this tour in the past with GSAs.
Calendar opening April 29, 7am – 200+ volunteer service hours (doesn’t include educational hours)
May 3, 7am – 100+ hours
May 7, 7am – 50+ hours
May 12, 7am – any remaining seats are open to any actively volunteering GSA

Uniform: GSA uniforms required

Masks: required

How many can attend: 20

GSA staff attending: Emily

Difficulty: moderate – we will be walking around Freeport ME

Costs: anything you eat, buy or do while in Freeport.

View full spring 2021 schedule.

Amtrak Downeaster website

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