Students who need transportation using the Amtrak Downeaster train can take the METRO bus to the Portland Transportation Center located at 10 Thompson’s Point Road, Portland, ME 04102.
Students can purchase the Amtrak Downeaster’s College 6TIX Pass for $86 by showing their valid USM Campus ID Card. This pass, which is valid for one year from date of purchase, includes six one-way trips between any two stations for just $86.
The Amtrak Downeaster travels from Boston, MA to Brunswick, ME with many stops along the way including Durham, NH, Biddeford, Saco, Portland, and Freeport, ME.
Husky Line to Amtrak
From the Gorham or Portland campuses, take the Husky Line inbound toward downtown Portland. Get off at the Pulse stop or pull the line to get off anywhere on Congress Street, find the nearest METRO pick-up for the B-line and take the B-line outbound to Thomson’s Point and get off at the Portland Transportation Center. Amtrak boarding is at the Portland Transportation Center.
Taking the train rather than driving a single occupancy vehicle can result in nine times less greenhouse gas emissions. Every pound of greenhouse gases reduced helps USM toward its goal to reduce transportation emissions by 20% by the year 2025.