Amtrak Train Days to Launch in May
All Aboard Amtrak Employees! Help celebrate Amtrak Train Days when it comes to a community near you. Last year, more than 313 communities in all 50 states demonstrated their love of trains on National Train Day. It’s hard to believe that since the first celebration held seven years ago, the participation level has expanded and grown five-fold. Due to the growing success and the concentrated resources required in supporting a one-day celebration, we are evolving this program into a traveling, community-centric experience under the new name of Amtrak Train Days.
Amtrak Train Days will showcase the products and services we offer through a combination of fun-filled activities including tours of the Amtrak Exhibit Train and the Amtrak Experience display. During select ATD events, guests will be able explore the Amtrak Exhibit Train and learn about the company’s past, present and future. Amtrak will also showcase “Reasons to Ride” the train, a dynamic experience that allows attendees to see, hear, and feel the benefits of train travel through interactive elements and informative graphics. The framework emulates the structure of a train and incorporates real furniture, interactive elements and informative graphics.
Other features may include Chuggington Depot, a kids play area featuring train and coloring tables and talks by guest speakers. Our partners throughout the tour also include the National Park Service, Operation Lifesaver, Nook by Barnes & Noble and Amtrak Vacations.
Amtrak Train Days kicks off at Chicago Union Station on May 9, and then the Exhibit Train and Amtrak Experience hit the rails, traveling to more than 15 locations during 2015. Amtrak-served communities, state partners and rail industry colleagues are also invited to join in the celebration by hosting their own events on dates of their choice.
To learn more about ATD events, visit AmtrakTrainDays.com. Next week, watch this space to learn how you can play a part and volunteer for an ATD celebration in a community near you.