In addition to the train rides, area model railroad clubs will have operating model railroads set up in the Union Station concourse, and children (of all ages) will have a chance to run model trains between 10:00 am and 4:00 pm each day.
Kids ON TRACK is an emerging national effort by the model railroad industry to encourage young modelers, and link model railroading to STEM education.
There is no admission charge for Kids ON TRACK, and the Union Station parking garage, located on Main Street, will be offering a special $2 event parking fee.
As part of the Kids ON TRACK weekend, CTrail, the Amherst Railway Society, and Springfield Union Station are working together to offer special roundtrip train rides between Springfield and Hartford on the mornings of July 22 & 23, 2023.
Passengers leave Springfield at 10:00am and return at 11:38am. The schedule is the same for both Saturday and Sunday trips.
Tickets are $5.00 for the roundtrip ride for both children and adults, except for children two (2) and under who ride free.
To ride this train, passengers must be in the main concourse of Springfield Union Station no later than 9:30am on the mornings of July 22 and July 23.
Tickets can be purchased in the station on the mornings of the trips, or online at link below: