Press Release

Rail service to offer $11 fares to veterans and active duty military once a month

PORTLAND, Maine –  The Northern New England Passenger Rail Authority announced that starting on Veterans day, Monday, Nov. 11, the Amtrak Downeaster will begin offering $11 one-way fares to active duty military personnel and veterans on the 11th day of each month.

“We are dedicated to making a difference for our active duty military and veterans, and hope that this discount will make a well-deserved trip on the Downeaster a reality”, said Natalie Bogart, Marketing Director of NNEPRA.

This offer is valid for active duty military personnel and veterans only. Reservations must be made three (3) days in advance of travel. Please reference promotion code V159 when making the required reservation.

In addition, active duty U.S. military personnel, their spouses and their dependents are eligible for a 10 percent discount off most Amtrak rail fares. Amtrak offers other discounts that can be found at Amtrak.com.

The Northern New England Passenger Rail Authority (NNEPRA) is a public transportation authority created in 1995 by the Maine State Legislature to develop and provide passenger rail service between Maine and Boston and points within Maine. NNEPRA’S mission is to develop and manage a quality passenger rail system that meets the transportation needs of our customers, delivers value, and enhances economic development within the region we serve.

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