The North Pole Express, sponsored by Service 1st Federal Credit Union, is a family tradition in Bloomsburg. Enjoy a 1-hour train ride from Bloomsburg to Catawissa with holiday stories and characters. The train loads and unloads at the Sherwin Williams store at 7th & Market Street.
DBI, Inc., partners with the North Shore Railroad, Penn Valley Railroad, LLC, and the SEDA-COG Joint Rail Authority to bring your these wonderful train rides.
Check back in September, 2020 for ride times and ticket info.
Frequently Asked Questions:
WHAT IS THE COST? Tickets are $12.00. ($14.36 with fees) Tickets are non-refundable.
DO CHILDREN PAY FOR A TICKET? Everyone 12 months old or older. Children under 1 that can sit on an adult's lap are FREE!
WHERE DOES THE TRAIN DEPART FROM? All trains depart from Sherwin Williams parking lot at 607 Market Street in Bloomsburg, PA
WHERE CAN I PARK? FREE parking is available at the Bloomsburg YMCA (30 East 7th Street). Along with street parking. NO parking in Sherwin Williams parking lot. Arrive approximately 30 minutes before your scheduled train ride.
ARE THE TRAIN CARS HANDICAPPED ACCESSIBLE? No, but train staff will make every attempt to assist boarding those individuals with walking difficulties.
WHERE DOES THE TRAIN TRAVEL? The train departs from Sherwin Williams in Bloomsburg and travels west, towards Danville, for approximately two miles past the Rupert Covered Bridge. It follows the same route on its return trip to Bloomsburg.
CAN FOOD & BEVERAGE BE BROUGHT ON TRAIN? No, all food and beverages must be discarded prior to boarding.
WHAT ACTIVITIES OCCUR ON THE TRAIN? Christmas Carols will be sung and "The Polar Express" will be read by one of Santa’s helpers. On the return trip Santa makes an appearance and greets children of all ages on board the train.
ARE PHOTOS PERMISSABLE ON THE TRAIN? Yes, but remember Santa must visit with every good little boy and girl. Weather permitting, there will also be time for photos after the ride.
CAN YOU RENT THE CABOOSE? Yes, the cost is $300.00 and seats 15 passengers. The caboose is limited to one group per train ride.
STILL HAVE QUESTIONS? 570/437-0896