Amtrak to celebrate National Train Day

Amtrak and communities nationwide will celebrate the importance of trains to their town at the sixth annual National Train Day, scheduled for May 11.

More than 200 communities are expected to host events at local train stations, railroad museums and other locations commemorating this year’s theme “trains matter.”

“National Train Day invites communities big and small to share the importance of trains as a vital transportation option and engine of economic development and employment,” Amtrak Chief Marketing & Sales Officer Matt Hardison said in a statement.

In addition to events in Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., Chicago and Los Angeles, Amtrak is expanding its efforts to support events in many local markets across the country served by Amtrak. Event offerings will vary to include train equipment displays, family-friendly activities and local dignitaries.