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Northeast Amtrak - VIA Circle Trip:

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Northeast Amtrak - VIA Circle Trip:
Posted by ghCBNS on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 4:31 AM

With the Portland, Maine to Yarmouth, Nova Scotia CAT Fast Ferry back in service (May 31 to October 15)....it opens up the opportunity for a circle trip sampling Amtrak and VIA.

https://www.ferries.ca/thecat/

Take Amtrak to Boston and the Downeaster to Portland.

Lv Boston 905a Downeaster
Ar Portland 1135a Downeaster
Lv Portland 230p Cat Ferry
Ar Yarmouth 9pm Cat Ferry

Returning

LV Yarmouth 830a Cat Ferry
Ar Portland 100pm Cat Ferry
Lv Portland 225p Downeaster
Ar Boston 455p Downeaster

Or when you reach Yarmouth..... the days of the Dominion Atlantic Railway ‘Dayliner’ are long gone but shuttle vans  are available to get you to Halifax....

http://thecloudnineshuttle.com/

Then a connection to VIA’s Ocean to Montreal.....including a classic Budd Dome Observation Park Car.

In Montreal......connect back to the US on Amtrak’s Adirondack. 
 

 

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