June 25, 2013 North Carolina’s Amtrak Offers Mid-Week $5 Kids Fare

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Book now for summer travel

WASHINGTON – North Carolina’s Amtrak is offering a special mid-week $5 fare for kids to travel the rails this summer.

Book travel using promotional code V646 beginning on July 1 to Aug. 29, and take advantage of a special one-way $5 fare for children ages 2-15 to travel on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays to and from any North Carolina destination. Terms and conditions apply.

Passengers can purchase tickets at stations, automated ticket kiosks at all stations or call 1-800-USA-RAIL or book online at Amtrak.com.

North Carolina’s Amtrak offers two daily routes for travelers who want to explore the many wonders of the state. The Piedmont travels between the vibrant commercial center of Charlotte and the state capital of Raleigh. The Carolinian covers the same route, with service extending up the East Coast to New York City.

About Amtrak®

Amtrak is America’s Railroad®, the nation’s intercity passenger rail service and its high-speed rail operator. Amtrak and its state and commuter partners move people, the economy and the nation forward. Formally known as the National Railroad Passenger Corporation, Amtrak is governed by a nine member board of directors appointed by the President of the United States and confirmed by the U.S. Senate. Anthony R. Coscia is board chairman and Jeffrey R. Moreland is vice chairman. In FY 2014, nearly 31 million passengers traveled on Amtrak on more than 300 daily trains – at speeds up to 150 mph (241 kph) – that connect 46 states, the District of Columbia and three Canadian Provinces. Enjoy the journey® at Amtrak.com or call 800-USA-RAIL for schedules, fares and more information. Like us on Facebook, Follow us on Twitter (@Amtrak) and check out our blog at blog.amtrak.com.

State-sponsored North Carolina’s Amtrak

The Piedmont and Carolinian trains are sponsored by the North Carolina Department of Transportation and operated by Amtrak. The service is paid for through state funding and passenger fares. North Carolina’s Amtrak fleet of two trains provides daily service to Raleigh, Greensboro, Charlotte, nine other North Carolina cities, and to the Northeast. Complete schedule information is available at bytrain.org. Reservations are required. Travelers should book early for best fares. Tickets can be purchased at station ticket windows, automated ticket kiosks at all stations or online at Amtrak.com.