Alaska Railroad adds midweek winter departures in February 2015

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Alaska - Frank Keller
An Alaska Railroad passenger train.
Frank Keller
ANCHORAGE, Alaska – The Alaska Railroad is adds midweek Aurora Winter Train departures starting Feb. 24, 2015, and continuing weekly through March 18. In addition to its regularly scheduled Saturday northbound and Sunday southbound services, the train will also head north from Anchorage to Fairbanks on Tuesdays and back south on Wednesdays.

The added midweek service coincides with most Alaska school spring breaks, as well as a number of winter events and activities in both cities, providing residents and visitors alike the opportunity to ride the rails from both cities.

"We're always looking for new ways to make travel aboard the Alaska Railroad exciting for lifelong Alaskans and first-time visitors alike," says Director of Guest Services and Passenger Marketing Bruce LaLonde. "With the numerous events that take place in both Anchorage and Fairbanks in February and March, it was only fitting to offer these additional dates to our passengers so they can experience some of the most exciting winter activities along the Railbelt."

During these added dates, a special round-trip fare is offered between Anchorage and Fairbanks, $230 for adults and $115 for children.

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