The Wells Transportation Center is located at 696 Sanford Road, Route 109, by Exit 19 of the Maine Turnpike. It accommodates passenger trains, buses, vans, taxis, trolleys and bicycles. It includes a handicap accessible train platform and a 1,600 square foot building to accommodate ticketing and traveler services
There are 3 parking lots at the Transportation Center to accommodate travelers who wish to park for more than 24 hours, a Park and Rice lot reserved for carpoolers, and Bus and RV parking.
The centerpiece for the Transportation Center is the Downeaster passenger train operated by Amtrak. There are five daily northbound trips to Brunswick, Maine with stops in Old Orchard Beach (seasonal), Saco, Portland and Freeport and five daily southbound trips with stops in Dover, Durham/UNH and Exeter, New Hampshire and Haverhill and Woburn, Massachusetts en route to Boston's North Station.
Tickets can be obtained on-line at www.amtrakdowneaster.com, by calling Amtrak at 1-800-USA-RAIL, or by using the Amtrak Quick-Trak machine in the Wells Transportation Center. Quick-Trak also allows one to make reservations and pay for or pick up previously reserved tickets with a credit or debit card. Reservations and positive identification are required to board the Downeaster train.
There are a variety of traveler services at the Center including a comfortable lobby and waiting area, restrooms with baby changing stations, vending machines, ATM and information on Wells and the Seacoast Region.
The Transportation Center is served by taxi and a trolley (seasonal). Parking is FREE. The parking lots and train platforms are well lighted and handicap accessible. Travel literature and maps are available in the Center. Many local lodging establishments offer pick-up service if you have reservations with them. For more information, call the Transportation Center at 207-646-2499 or the Wells Chamber of Commerce at 207-646-2451.
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