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Saratoga-North Creek Railway expands summer season

To offer daily service, themed train events

City of Saratoga Springs Mayor Scott Johnson (right) helps to launch the summer and fall 2012 season of the Saratoga & North Creek Railway at the Saratoga Springs Train Station on Wednesday, May 16. For the first time in its history, the railway will offer service seven days a week to its seven flag stops throughout the First Wilderness Corridor when the new season begins on Saturday, May 26. In celebration of the Memorial Day opening weekend, all active duty military and veterans will receive free round-trip and one-way rides from Saturday, May 26 through Monday, May 28. Additionally, passengers are encouraged to bring an item to donate to Operation Adopt-a-Soldier. Collection bins will be stationed at railway stops in Saratoga Springs and North Creek. From left to right: Operation Adopt-a-Soldier Co-Chair Terri Perry; Town of Johnsburg Supervisor Ron Vanselow; and Saratoga & North Creek General Manager Steve Torrico.

City of Saratoga Springs Mayor Scott Johnson (right) helps to launch the summer and fall 2012 season of the Saratoga & North Creek Railway at the Saratoga Springs Train Station on Wednesday, May 16. For the first time in its history, the railway will offer service seven days a week to its seven flag stops throughout the First Wilderness Corridor when the new season begins on Saturday, May 26. In celebration of the Memorial Day opening weekend, all active duty military and veterans will receive free round-trip and one-way rides from Saturday, May 26 through Monday, May 28. Additionally, passengers are encouraged to bring an item to donate to Operation Adopt-a-Soldier. Collection bins will be stationed at railway stops in Saratoga Springs and North Creek. From left to right: Operation Adopt-a-Soldier Co-Chair Terri Perry; Town of Johnsburg Supervisor Ron Vanselow; and Saratoga & North Creek General Manager Steve Torrico.

— The train offers a choice of either vintage coach car or dome car seating. The coach cars are roomy and comfortable, ideal for family traveling, while the dome cars offer uninterrupted views of the Adirondacks landscape through large dome windows that wrap overhead.

Round-trip tickets for adults start at $27 for coach cars and $50 for dome seating. Round-trip tickets for children ages 12 and under start at $23 for coach cars and $45 for dome seating. One-way tickets for adults start at $15 for coach cars and $28 for dome seating. One-way tickets for children ages 12 and under start at $10 for coach cars and $15 for dome seating.

No charges apply for baggage or luggage. The railway offers a free separate luggage car for recreational equipment, including bicycles. Passengers receive a baggage check when picking up tickets at the train station; space is limited.

For more information on the Saratoga-North Creek Railway, visit www.snccr.com.

About the Saratoga and North Creek Railway

The Saratoga and North Creek Railway is offering visitors a unique way to experience the Adirondack region. With seven stops between its destinations in North Creek and Saratoga Springs, the rail line provides easy access to many friendly towns in the region complete with dining, museums, shopping and special events. Those wishing to find more information on schedules, events, depots and pricing should visit www.sncrr.com or call 877-726-RAIL (7245).

The Saratoga and North Creek Railway, a subsidiary of Iowa Pacific Holdings, LLC in Chicago, Illinois, is the first privately operated, for-profit, regularly-scheduled intercity passenger rail service in the United States in over 40 years. While there are numerous privately operated tourist railroads, Saratoga and North Creek Railway is operated as a true passenger railway, meeting a stronger set of regulatory requirements for equipment and operations. Iowa Pacific is a privately-held company that owns seven railroads in seven states, plus two railways in the United Kingdom.

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