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Y on Rails

Open to Service Members & Military Families

Registration Opens April 15

See Alaska by Train

Experience Alaska with a scenic rail tour courtesy of the Alaska Railroad! This annual offering allows our Alaska-based military members and families to enter into a random drawing for two adult round trip tickets along one of the 12 available train routes

Program Details

Registration for the 2024 Y on Rails program opens April 15.

Y on Rails is open to active duty, guard, and reserve members of all service branches and ranks stationed in Alaska. Only one entry per household will be accepted. Multiple entries will be disqualified.

Registration for the 2024 Y on Rails program opens April 15.

Service members may enter between April 15–30, 2024. Recipients will be randomly drawn May 2 and notified on May 3. Recipients must pick up vouchers or do a video ID check (remote participants only).

Vouchers are valid for the 2024 summer season.

If you are selected to receive a voucher, the route will be assigned in order of the selected preferences. If routes selected are not available, you will be offered another open route. You have the option to decline. No other route will be offered. Vouchers may not be gifted, transferred, or sold. If you are unable to use your voucher after acceptance, please return to the ASYMCA to be passed to a waitlist family.