Alaska Railroad expands midweek winter train service for 2016

07 Jan, 2016, 09:30 ET from Alaska Railroad

ANCHORAGE, Alaska, Jan. 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- New for 2016, the Alaska Railroad is expanding its Aurora Winter Train midweek service to begin on Tuesday, Feb. 23, and run through the entire month of March, ending on Wednesday, March 30. Midweek service travels north from Anchorage on Tuesdays and south from Fairbanks on Wednesdays, in addition to the regularly scheduled Saturday northbound and Sunday southbound services.

The expanded service coincides with most spring break schedules in school districts along the Railbelt and nationally, as well as an abundance of winter activities taking place between Anchorage and Fairbanks. During these added dates, a special round-trip fare is offered at $269.00, and children ages two to 11 ride for only $135.00.

"We decided to expand midweek service to give locals and visitors alike more opportunities to travel on the Railroad during the winter season and catch all the of exciting seasonal activities and events taking place in Railbelt communities," said Alaska Railroad Director of Guest Services and Passenger Marketing Bruce LaLonde. "We are always looking for ways to make travel with the Alaska Railroad more convenient and fun."

By extending the service to run until March 30, passengers heading north to Fairbanks have the opportunity to experience more of the BP World Ice Art Championship, or take an aurora borealis viewing tour and trip to Chena Hot Springs Resort. Those heading south to Anchorage can catch even more excitement at the Fur Rendezvous Winter Festival followed by the ceremonial start of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, or take a long weekend on the slopes at the Alyeska Resort.

Tickets are available for purchase, including discounted rates for members of the military and senior citizens. For more information about the midweek service of the Aurora Winter Trains, or any other Alaska Railroad vacation, visit To book, please call Alaska Railroad reservations at 907-265-2494, or outside Anchorage at 800-544-0552.


SOURCE Alaska Railroad