Summer Travel Season Underway, Passenger Rail Ridership in Virginia Soars

A press release from the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation; July 10, 2019: ~ More affordable tickets, improved…

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Cleanup of spilled coal in Southeastern Virginia’s Great Dismal Swamp to take weeks

By The Associated Press; Richmond Times-Dispatch; June 28, 2019 CHESAPEAKE, Va. (AP) — The cleanup of a coal train derailment…

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Danny Plaugher column: Virginia is leading on passenger rail. It needs Congress’ help.

By Danny Plaugher, Richmond Times-Dispatch; June 29, 2019 While Indiana (Hoosier service) and Pennsylvania (Keystone and Pennsylvanian services) are cutting…

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Cleanup begins after 3,600 tons of coal spill into the Great Dismal Swamp in Southeastern Virginia

By Julia Varnier and Erin Miller, WTKR 3 CBS; June 27, 2019 SUFFOLK, Va. – Amtrak service in and out…

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Train derailment sent 36 cars full of coal into the Great Dismal Swamp in Southeastern Virginia

By Robyn Sidersky, Staff Writer, The Virginian-Pilot; June 26, 2019 Thirty-six railroad cars full of coal went off the tracks…

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Rafi Guroian column: Time for Virginia to switch tracks?

By Rafi Guroian, Richmond Times-Dispatch; April 29, 2019 It’s 6:32 a.m. on a brisk morning, as I travel aboard Amtrak’s…

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Virginia: Train travel is not a thing of the past — and the state, localities are pushing for more

By Sarah Fearing, Williamsburg Yorktown Daily; April 23, 2019 Every day, trains rumble across railroad tracks in the Historic Triangle,…

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Virginia: Riding the Rails; Learning to love your commute

By Mary Architzel Westbrook, The Virginian-Pilot; April 19, 2019 On an early morning train from Norfolk to Alexandria not long…

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EDITORIAL: Virginia’s rail system is congested, too

By The Editorial Page Staff, The Free Lance-Star; March 23, 2019 IT’S NOT just local roads that are operating far…

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Virginia’s public rail strategy calls for funding private rail fixes

By Michael Laris, The Washington Post, LMTOnline.com; March 2, 2019 The addition of a new Amtrak train from Norfolk, Virginia,…

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Amtrak begins new second service out of Norfolk, Virginia

By Anthony Sabella, WTKR CBS 3; March 4, 2019 NORFOLK, Va. – Looking to travel north to Washington, D.C., New…

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Roanoke, Virginia Amtrak stop shows most ridership growth in state

By Rachel Lucas, Weekend Anchor/Reporter, WSLS 10 NBC; February 14, 2019 ROANOKE – New ridership numbers cement the viability of…

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Amtrak announces schedule for second weekday train to leave Norfolk, Virginia

By Kimberly Pierceall, Staff Writer, The Virginian-Pilot; February 11, 2019 Following up on its earlier announcement that it would add…

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New details for new Virginia service: Amtrak will begin additional service to Hampton Roads in March

By Staff, Williamsburg Yorktown Daily; January 21, 2019 Amtrak will debut a second train service in Hampton Roads on March…

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Amtrak adds a second daily roundtrip train to Norfolk, Virginia

By Staff, WVEC 13 ABC News Now; January 18, 2019 WASHINGTON — Amtrak is increasing its daily service between Norfolk,…

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Would you take a train on Virginia’s Eastern Shore? A group wants to know

By Carol Vaughn, Salisbury Daily Times, delmarva now; January 14, 2019 A group that wants to bring back passenger railroad…

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Norfolk Southern will pay back Virginia, City of Norfolk for millions in incentives it received

By Kimberly Pierceall, Staff Writer, The Virginian-Pilot; December 20, 2018 NORFOLK Norfolk Southern says it will pay back the state…

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It’s official: Norfolk Southern announces new corporate future in the city of Atlanta

A press release from Norfolk Southern Corporation; December 12, 2018: NORFOLK, Va., and ATLANTA, Dec. 12, 2018– Norfolk Southern Corporation…

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Atlanta board vote on Norfolk Southern headquarters deal delayed

By Robert McCabe, Staff Writer, The Virginian-Pilot; November 16, 2018 NORFOLK There was a delay Friday in Atlanta as the…

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Norfolk Southern could occupy new Midtown headquarters in Atlanta by 2021

By Douglas Sams, Commercial Real Estate Editor, Atlanta Business Chronicle; November 13, 2018 On the day Atlanta officially lost its…

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Norfolk Southern to add 850 jobs, retain more than 2,000 already in Atlanta, at new Midtown HQ

By Douglas Sams, Commercial Real Estate Editor, Atlanta Business Chronicle; November 7, 2018 Norfolk Southern Corp. will create 850 jobs…

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The morning after Atlanta council vote, some fog lingers about Norfolk Southern’s plans

By Robert McCabe, The Virginian-Pilot; November 6, 2018 NORFOLK Now what? That’s a fair question for anyone to ask if…

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Norfolk Southern CEO sets Monday deadline for Atlanta to OK development deal, paper reports

By Robert McCabe, Staff Writer, The Virginian-Pilot; October 31, 2018 Norfolk Southern Corp. has given the Atlanta City Council an…

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Norfolk Southern tells employees: Atlanta move could happen

By Robert McCabe, The Virginian-Pilot; October 18, 2018 NORFOLK Do they stay or do they go? A video from CEO…

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The Daily CSX: CSX sues Norfolk Southern and short-line railroad, alleging monopoly at biggest terminal at Port of Virginia

By Robert McCabe, The Virginian-Pilot; October 8, 2018 NORFOLK CSX Transportation Inc. is suing Norfolk Southern Railway and the Chesapeake-based…

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