October 8, 2011
Train Party and Family Excursion on the Pacific Surfliner from Grover Beach to SLO Rail Celebration and back. Train Party starts at 11:00am at the Grover Beach Amtrak Platform (corner of Grand Ave. and Hwy 1). Entertainment by a live DJ and Ballooney the Clown. Also Amtrak gifts and snacks will be provided. The Surfliner departs Grover Beach at 12:26pm and fans will be able to spend an hour at the SLO Amtrak Station and CCRRF Rail Celebration at the Freight House prior to boarding the 2:00pm southbound Surfliner to return to Grover Beach. Train riders must purchase train tickets directly from Amtrak in advance or at the Grover Beach platform that morning. CCRRF representatives will be on hand that morning to facilitate Amtrak Kiosk purchases. Amtrak offers various discounts including 1/2-price for kids up to 15 years old (half price round trip kid tickets are $8.50 and round trip adult tickets are $17 less discounts). The SLO Car Free website offers 20% discounts on trips to and from SLO. This event is co-sponsored by Univision. Activities at the Grover station are free.
The group had about an hour at San Luis Obispo to enjoy the Rail Celebration at the SLO Freight House.
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