PORTLAND, Maine — Amtrak announced Tuesday afternoon that two Downeaster trains connecting Portland and Boston — northbound 685 and southbound 686 — have been canceled due to what the organization called an “incident on the railroad in the Portland area.”

Multiple media outlets have reported a Boston-bound train, which departed Portland at 2:25 p.m., derailed just a few miles into its trip, but that no injuries were reported.

All passengers with tickets on the 685 train, which was scheduled to leave Boston North Station at 5 p.m. on its way to Portland, will be accommodated on the 687 train leaving Boston at 6:05 p.m. instead, Amtrak announced.

The 687 train is due to arrive in Maine’s largest city at 8:45 p.m.


Seth Koenig

Seth has nearly a decade of professional journalism experience and writes about the greater Portland region.