Amtrak Expanding Polar Express Trains

Amtrak continues to expand its involvement in operating Polar Express trains, this time by offering the service in New Orleans.

Amtrak 3The New Orleans Polar Express will feature half-hour trips Union Passenger Terminal Dec. 10 through Jan. 1 with between two and five daily departures on select days of operation.

Children and their families will hear the story the book The Polar Express by author Chris Van Allsburg.

Amtrak locomotives and rolling stock will be used as the trains traverse downtown New Orleans.
The trips were announced on Oct. 5 and Jamie Ryan, marketing and events manager at Rail Events said they are 90 percent sold out.
Amtrak offered Polar Express trips from Chicago Union Station in 2015 and plans to offer that service again this year.

Those one-hour trips will operate between Dec. 3 and Jan. 1 and are 70 percent sold out.

Rail Events specializes in rail-related special events, including the Polar Express and is a wholly owned subsidiary of American Heritage Railways.

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