Frequently Asked Questions



What is nickel Plate Express

Nickel Plate Express is a non profit, tourist excursion railroad. Nickel Plate Express offers excursions year round and aims to educate and entertain!

How much are tickets?

Ticket prices vary depending on the type of excursion. Tickets for a generic excursion would be $19/adult and $10/child.

How long is the trip? 

The roundtrip excursion is approximately one hour and fifteen minutes long.

Where does the train go? 

The train will go from Atlanta to 216th street in Noblesville, then turn around return to downtown Atlanta. 

Where do I park? 

Street parking is available on Main Street, Walnut Street and Railroad Street.

Where do i board?

Passengers should board in downtown Atlanta, by Atlanta Town Hall. 105 E Main St, Atlanta, IN 46031

Is there food on the train?

Concessions are available on the train in the dining and lounge car. Adult and regular beverages are also available. Nickel Plate Express uses locally owned businesses to provide snacks for passengers. No outside food or drink are allowed on the train. 

Are there Restrooms on the train?

Yes! Restrooms are available on the train and in downtown Atlanta prior to boarding. 

Are the cars handicap accessible?

No, unfortunately our cars are not handicap accessible. Cars will be made accessible for the 2019/2020 season.

Where are the seats located? 

Seats in our passenger cars are located on the second floor! Passengers will climb a small flight of stairs to reach their seats. Be advised the staircase is narrow.

Are pets allowed on the train?

Unfortunately, pets are not allowed on the train. However, service dogs are permitted in compliance with ADA. All service dogs should have registration tags