Saturday, May 10, 2014 marks the seventh annual National Train Day where communities across America will celebrate the importance of trains to their towns. To celebrate this special occasion, Amtrak will be offering free family-friendly events across the country, including kids’ activities, train equipment displays, free giveaways and more! They’ll also be giving out a special discount travel offer to all National Train Day attendees.
If you live in or around the Washington, DC metro area, plan to experience travel aboard the premiere Amtrak service, Acela Express, on May 10th, for an exciting 35 minute round trip ride from Washington Union Station to Bowie, MD, and back!
Four departures are planned in Washington, DC on May 10th:
- 11:35 am
- 1:00 pm
- 2:05 pm
- 3:45 pm
Tickets for the Washington, DC, Excursion Train are available through Amtrak.com by booking in advance.
- Adults: $5.00
- Children (12 and under): $2.50
A limited number of tickets will be available at the ticket counter in Washington, DC, Saturday, May 10, beginning at 10:30 am, for the 3:45 departure only.
For National Train day events in your local area on May 10th, just go here and search for events using your zip code. Sounds like a lot of fun to do with the kiddos, if you’re looking for an inexpensive way to go out and do something different that weekend! 🙂
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