Normal Boasts New Station for Train Day

Bloomington Illinois Station Opens

May 11 will be a big deal in Normal, Ill. In fact, it’s the first National Train Day at the city’s brand new intermodal station!

“Often passengers were spilling out of the doors of the old station,” says the town’s mayor, Chris Koos, who will be part of the town’s festivities for National Train Day.

The new station isn’t just impressive from the outside (Did we mention it includes a new platform & canopy?), it’s also fully equipped with high-tech Passenger Information Display Systems (PIDS) and is wheelchair-accessible.

So if you haven’t seen the new station yet (or, heck, even if you have!), come out to enjoy the free events at National Train Day. There will be kids’ activities sponsored by Chuggington, interactive and educational exhibits, model train displays and giveaways. And, don’t forget, the mayor is coming!

But it won’t just be Normal that’s celebrating next weekend. There are actually 200 local events expected to happen all over the country. See what your community has planned here!

May 11 will be the sixth annual National Train Day, when folks across the country will be celebrating why trains matter to them, their towns, and their communities. In the mean time, let us know why trains matter to you in the comments section below!