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National Train Day- May 11, 2013

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The sixth annual National Train Day will be held on May 11, 2013. 
Events will be held all around the country. It’s a “nation- wide celebration of trains and train travel”. 

Here is are a couple of infographics about why trains matter

a train and a house
  • Connectivity: Amtrak is connecting the dots. Friends and families come together, and businesses expand their reach on our trains. From big cities to small towns, coast to coast, trains matter because they keep America together.
  • 500 destinations in the U.S. and Canada
  • 31.2 million people rode Amtrak trains in 2012
  • 3 passengers riding Amtrak trains VS. 1 passenger flying
  • 25 million Americans live within 25 miles of an Amtrak station

a white truck with blue and white buildings and trees

  • Economic Impact: Amtrak is American business. While employing thousands, and connecting businesses and communities across the country, Amtrak trains keep America’s workforce moving towards the future. 
  • 276 different pairs of cities are served on one of Amtrak’s routes
  • 50% of Amtrak’s daily trains reach 100 miles or more per hour
  • 20,000 people employed by Amtrak
  • 73% of Acela riders are traveling on a business trip
Find out more about National Train Day and find an event near you HERE.

National Train Day- May 12, 2012

a poster for an event
May 12 is the 5th annual National Train Day 
There will be interactive events in four cities in some of the countries most iconic train stations.
  1. New York City- Grand Central Terminal
  2. Philadelphia- 30th Street Station
  3. Chicago- Union Station
  4. Los Angeles- Union Station
The events will take place from 11:00am to 4:00pm
There is no mention of what kind of events will be held in each location so far. 

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