Portland Transportation Center

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Portland, ME
Downeaster at Portland Transportation Center, May 2010.jpg
The Downeaster at Portland Transportation Center in 2010
Location100 Thompson's Point Road
Portland, Maine, U.S.
Coordinates43°39′13″N 70°17′28″W / 43.65361°N 70.29111°W / 43.65361; -70.29111Coordinates: 43°39′13″N 70°17′28″W / 43.65361°N 70.29111°W / 43.65361; -70.29111
Owned byConcord Coach Lines
Line(s)PAR Mountain Branch
Platforms1 side platform
Tracks2 (excluding storage tracks)
ConnectionsGreater Portland Metro Bus, Greater Portland Transit District, Concord Coach Lines
Bicycle facilitiesYes
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Station codePOR
Opened1996 (bus station)
Rebuilt2001 (train station)
2019157,542[1]Decrease 11.8%
Preceding station BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak Following station
Old Orchard Beach Downeaster Freeport
toward Brunswick

Portland Transportation Center is a bus and train station in Portland, Maine, United States, served and run primarily by Concord Coach Lines (18 round-trips a day)[2] and Amtrak Downeaster passenger trains (five round-trips a day).[3] It is also served by Megabus (via Concord Coach Lines), as well as the Greater Portland Metro Bus Route 1 and the Greater Portland Metro Bus express bus service to Brunswick, Maine. The station is open from 4:30 AM to 12:15 AM and from 2:45 AM to 3:15 AM.[4]

Portland Transportation Center is located in Portland's Libbytown neighborhood,[5] about a half mile west of the former site of Portland Union Station. It is located next to Pan Am Railways' Mountain Branch, formerly the Mountain Division of the Maine Central Railroad. In 2019, the NNERPA Board (which governs the Downeaster service) supported a proposal to relocate the station to the mainline to avoid time-consuming backup moves.[6] A two-year study by the Maine Department of Transportation endorsed moving the station to a location near that of Portland's original Union Station, on St. John's Street.[7]

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  1. ^ "Amtrak Fact Sheet, Fiscal Year 2019, State of Maine" (PDF). Amtrak. Retrieved December 9, 2020.
  2. ^ "Portland, ME to Boston & Logan Airport". Concord Coach Lines. 12 September 2010. Retrieved 30 October 2010.
  3. ^ Full Schedule | Amtrak Downeaster
  4. ^ "Concord Coach Lines: Agency Information for Portland, Maine". Concord Coach Lines. Retrieved 30 July 2011.
  5. ^ Deans, Emma (8 July 2010). "Welcome to Nowhere | Reconnecting an amputated neighborhood". The Bollard. Archived from the original on 31 July 2010. Retrieved 12 July 2010.
  6. ^ "Portland Station Relocation Project". TrainRiders/Northeast. April 12, 2019. Archived from the original on April 14, 2019.
  7. ^ "Report recommends relocating Amtrak Downeaster station". WMTW. February 25, 2021. Retrieved March 2, 2021.

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