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Excursion Trains Come to Chicago to Kick Off Amtrak Train Days

Two Train Trips to Choose From

Amtrak Train Days 2015

Amtrak Train Days 2015 is a celebration of train travel across this country. What better way to experience travel than to take a short ride aboard our excursion train or VIP train. Travel to Niles, MI, with your adult friends and enjoy a visit to Journeyman Distillery or take a trip on the excursion train to our Chicago Yards. Hurry, limited space is available.

Chicago Excursion Train

May 9, 2015 Only

Want to experience traveling on Amtrak? Take a 45 minute excursion train ride and sit in comfortable seats and recline as you imagine traveling to one of over 500 destinations that Amtrak serves.

Your trip will take you from Chicago Union Station to the Chicago Yards and back. Chicago has one of the largest yards in the Amtrak system, and many types of equipment go through the yards each day.

Schedule

Three departures are planned.

  • 10:00 am
  • 12:00 pm
  • 2:00 pm
Tickets

Ticket for the Chicago Excursion Train are only available through Amtrak.com by booking in advance.

  • Adults: $10.00
  • Children (12 and under): $5.00

No day of event sales available. Advance online sales only.

How to Book this Trip

From the 'Buy Tickets' tab:

  1. Select One-Way.
  2. Enter Chicago - Union Station, IL (CHI) in the From box.
  3. Enter Chicago - National Train Day Excursion, IL (CTD) in the To box.
  4. Select May 9, 2015 as the Depart date.
  5. Select the number passengers.
    Maximum of 8.

Boarding the Train

Passengers holding eTickets purchased in advance may check in at Chicago Union Station on the south boarding side, Track 2. Please plan to be in line 15 minutes prior to your scheduled departure time. No strollers will be allowed onboard — stroller check-in will be provided. No food or beverages will be allowed onboard the train — trash receptacles will be provided. All seating is first come first served.

 

Chicago VIP Train

May 8, 2015 Only

Come experience the VIP Train Tour to the Journeyman Distillery in Three Oaks, MI. Enjoy the spaciousness of an Amtrak Superliner train as you travel non-stop 100-mph along the Amtrak-owned Michigan High Speed Line with an approximate travel time each way of 1 hour 10 minutes. While onboard you’ll be treated to an assortment of complimentary adult beverages, snacks and entertainment. Once you arrive you will take a short walk to Journeyman Distillery. Then tour the distillery while you sample beverages and nibble on appetizers. After two hours, reboard the Amtrak VIP Train and travel back to Chicago.

Amtrak VIP Train - Journeyman

Schedule

One departure is planned for 5:00 pm.

Tickets

Tickets for the Chicago VIP Train are available through Amtrak.com by booking in advance.

  • Adults: $100.00

Only adults 21 and older may purchase tickets for this experience. IDs will be checked before boarding.

How to Book this Trip

From the 'Buy Tickets' tab:

  1. Select One-Way.
  2. Enter Chicago - Union Station, IL (CHI) in the From box.
  3. Enter Chicago - Amtrak Train Days VIP Tour, IL (CHC) in the To box.
  4. Select May 8, 2015 as the Depart date.
  5. Select the number passengers.
    Maximum of 8.

Boarding the Train

Please meet for boarding in the new Legacy Club in the Great Hall, no later than 4:40 pm on Friday, May 8. All seating is first come first served.

Terms & Conditions
  • Valid for sale April 2 - May 9, 2014.
  • Valid for travel on May 8 or 9, 2014 only.
  • Fares are non-refundable.
  • Only adults 21 and older may purchase tickets for and travel on the VIP train.
  • Up to two (2) children ages 2 - 12 may accompany each adult at half the adult fare on the excursion train.
  • Children and infants must travel with an adult who is at least 18 years old or older.
  • No food, drink or strollers allowed onboard excursion trains.
  • Not combinable with any other discount offer or passenger type.