Great news and should help relieve some traffic on I-70.
Details from Denver Post below:
WINTER PARK – Enthusiastic train and resort officials gathered Thursday to unveil the only slopeside rail service in the country.
Weekend passenger train service between Denver’s Union Station and a new rail platform steps from the slopes of Winter Park starts Jan. 7, reviving a winter ski train experience that has been dormant since 2009 but lingers in the indelible memories of skiers who traveled the historic route since its inception in 1940.
The details of the Amtrak Winter Park Express rail service:
- 26 round-trips will run Saturday and Sunday, from Jan. 7 to Mar. 26, with Monday service on holidays in January and February.
- The 500-passenger Winter Park Express Amtrak train will leave Denver’s Union Station at 7 a.m., arrives at the resort around 9 a.m., leaves 4:30 p.m. and returns to Denver at 6:40 p.m.
- Adult tickets start at $39 each way and children ages 2-12 ride for half price with a ticketed adult. Tickets go on sale at 8 a.m., Tuesday Aug. 30 at Amtrak.com/WinterParkExpress.
- One-way tickets allow passengers to book single or multiple-day trips.
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