February 9, 2015 Amtrak Train Days to Celebrate Reasons to Ride

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From a single National Train Day to multiple events throughout 2015

WASHINGTON – In 2015, America’s Railroad® is launching Amtrak Train Days (ATD) to celebrate with local communities why trains matter and reasons to ride.

Due to the past success of the “National Train Day”, Amtrak is expanding its community program from multiple events on a single day to individual events over the course of spring, summer and fall.

Amtrak Train Days will demonstrate why “Trains Matter” by sharing with the local communities we serve the ‘reasons to ride’ the train. ATD will focus on reaching current and new audiences across America to reinforce the importance, benefits and value of passenger train travel. A

TD will officially kick off on May 9, 2015 at Chicago Union Station and then will travel across the country during the summer and fall. ATD celebrations will feature a combination of outreach tools, including a dedicated tour of the Amtrak Exhibit Train in select markets, interactive displays of the Amtrak experience at events sponsored by community organizations, Amtrak employee guest speakers, media and event promotions, and an ATD toolkit to support local community activities.

Communities from across the nation are invited to join in the celebration of passenger train travel by hosting their own ATD events during 2015. For more information visit AmtrakTrainDays.com.

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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.