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Kids can ride the train for just $5 this summer

From the Ashboro (NC) Courier-Tribune:

RALEIGH — Kids out of school for the summer?

North Carolina’s Amtrak is offering the perfect low-cost weekday family getaway. In June, July and August, children, ages 2-12, can ride the train for just $5 each way in North Carolina.

With six trains daily to Raleigh, Greensboro, Charlotte and nine other North Carolina cities on the Piedmont and Carolinian, there’s no shortage of fun destinations along the rail corridor. Take a day trip to have lunch and meander around a nearby historic downtown, or make it an overnight adventure with a hotel stay. Book your tickets at ncbytrain.org.

Up to two kids can ride for $5 with a regular full-fare adult on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdays within North Carolina. Offer is valid for travel June 3-Aug. 28. Use fare code V812 when buying your ticket. Seating is limited. Advance reservations are required.

For more information, contact Julia Casadonte at (919) 707-2660 or email to jccasadonte@ncdot.gov.

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RALEIGH — Kids out of school for the summer?
North Carolina’s Amtrak is offering the perfect low-cost weekday family getaway. In June, July and August, children, ages 2-12, can ride the train for just $5 each way in North Carolina.
With six trains daily to Raleigh, Greensboro, Charlotte and nine other North Carolina cities on the Piedmont and Carolinian, there’s no shortage of fun destinations along the rail corridor. Take a day trip to have lunch and meander around a nearby historic downtown, or make it an overnight adventure with a hotel stay. Book your tickets at ncbytrain.org.
Up to two kids can ride for $5 with a regular full-fare adult on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdays within North Carolina. Offer is valid for travel June 3-Aug. 28. Use fare code V812 when buying your ticket. Seating is limited. Advance reservations are required.
For more information, contact Julia Casadonte at (919) 707-2660 or email to jccasadonte@ncdot.gov.

A great way to introduce kids to the wonders of train travel, and to avoid the congestion at the airport.

RALEIGH — Kids out of school for the summer?

North Carolina’s Amtrak is offering the perfect low-cost weekday family getaway. In June, July and August, children, ages 2-12, can ride the train for just $5 each way in North Carolina.

With six trains daily to Raleigh, Greensboro, Charlotte and nine other North Carolina cities on the Piedmont and Carolinian, there’s no shortage of fun destinations along the rail corridor. Take a day trip to have lunch and meander around a nearby historic downtown, or make it an overnight adventure with a hotel stay. Book your tickets at ncbytrain.org.

Up to two kids can ride for $5 with a regular full-fare adult on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdays within North Carolina. Offer is valid for travel June 3-Aug. 28. Use fare code V812 when buying your ticket. Seating is limited. Advance reservations are required.

For more information, contact Julia Casadonte at (919) 707-2660 or email to jccasadonte@ncdot.gov.

– See more at: http://courier-tribune.com/get/do/kids-can-ride-train-just-5-summer#sthash.x5WsGSH8.dpuf

RALEIGH — Kids out of school for the summer?

North Carolina’s Amtrak is offering the perfect low-cost weekday family getaway. In June, July and August, children, ages 2-12, can ride the train for just $5 each way in North Carolina.

With six trains daily to Raleigh, Greensboro, Charlotte and nine other North Carolina cities on the Piedmont and Carolinian, there’s no shortage of fun destinations along the rail corridor. Take a day trip to have lunch and meander around a nearby historic downtown, or make it an overnight adventure with a hotel stay. Book your tickets at ncbytrain.org.

Up to two kids can ride for $5 with a regular full-fare adult on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdays within North Carolina. Offer is valid for travel June 3-Aug. 28. Use fare code V812 when buying your ticket. Seating is limited. Advance reservations are required.

For more information, contact Julia Casadonte at (919) 707-2660 or email to jccasadonte@ncdot.gov.

– See more at: http://courier-tribune.com/get/do/kids-can-ride-train-just-5-summer#sthash.x5WsGSH8.dpuf

“Ride with Pride to Washington D.C.’s Capital Pride on Amtrak”

From Passport Magazine (Blogs), by Joseph Pedro :

Skip that nauseating BoltBus and head down to D.C. next weekend on comfortable, energy-efficient Amtrak as they are also, for the fourth straight year, sponsor of Washington D.C.’s Capital Pride Festival’s Green Village, where festival attendees experience and learn about energy-efficient travel and sustainability efforts at America’s RailroadThe Capital Pride Festival will take place on Sunday, June 8, on Pennsylvania Avenue from noon to 7 P.M.. As presenting sponsor, Amtrak will showcase the company’s commitment to protecting the environment. Visitors stopping by the Amtrak booth will enjoy family activities and games, learn more about Amtrak service to more than 500 destinations, and have the opportunity to win free roundtrip travel vouchers to experience Amtrak travel on the Northeast Corridor.

Of course, check out Amtrak’s LGBT dedicated website to find some special deals to get yourself down to Washington next weekend.