Campus Journal Letters
Train service on campus is a great advantage for the university
To the Editor:
UNH is one of the very few land grant universities nationwide to have an AMTRAK passenger rail station right in the middle of campus and accessible to the entire university community on foot. (I can think of only Michigan State and U.C.-Davis as other examples. URI campus is a mile away.) This is a great advantage to us. Faculty/staff/students might want to take advantage of the new 6/66 deal (6 tickets for $66, with NO reservations needed) on the Downeaster, good for a year. (Purchase by May 15.) The new automatic ticket machine (Quik-Trak) is now operating at the Whit (main lobby by ATM).
The new weekend service to Freeport (via VIP Bus from Portland AMTRAK station and ticketed by AMTRAK) starts May 3. I am leading a student group to Portland next fall, and student group rates are good. The more we use the Downeaster to and from Durham Station every day of the week, the greater the promise of even more service -- it can make a difference in our academic programming as well as our personal lives. And the train is the most ecological way to travel!
John E. Carroll
Department of Natural Resources