CSX track work to impact Amtrak service in the Southeast

By David Lester, Managing Editor, RT&S Magazine; July 12, 2019 CSX track work in North Carolina will impact Amtrak schedules…

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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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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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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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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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State transportation officials announce completion of bypass designed to alleviate Richmond, Virginia’s Acca Yard bottleneck

By C. SUAREZ ROJAS, Richmond Times-Dispatch; March 5, 2019 Trains traveling between Richmond’s Staples Mill and Main Street stations will…

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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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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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12 Most Beautiful Train Stations in the United States

By Meredith Carey and Meg Reinhardt, Conde Nast Traveler; January 15, 2019 Click here to enjoy the 12 stunning photographs.

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100 Years on Broad Street in Richmond, Virginia

By Harry Kollatz, Jr., Richmond Magazine; January 4, 2019 We do it for New Year’s and rocket launches. “People like…

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Mid-Atlantic region’s CEOs propose ambitious, costly plan to reduce traffic from Baltimore to Richmond

By Robert McCartney, Senior Regional Correspondent, The Washington Post; November 26, 2018 An alliance of the region’s top chief executives…

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Amtrak begins to resume service after Hurricane Florence

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; September 18, 2018 Amtrak today resumed its regular scheduled Northeast Regional service in Virginia and cities…

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Opinion/Commentary: Fueling the renaissance: Public policy and intercity passenger rail in Virginia

By Meredith Richards, The Daily Progress; August 12, 2018 Virginia has been a leader in a national revival of intercity…

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Virginia: People in Charlottesville Express Interest in Passenger Rail to Richmond

By Lowell Rose, WVIR NBC 29; July 13, 2018 CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) – A new study shows that more people…

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Virginia: Commonwealth Announces Grand Opening of Staples Mill Parking Project in Richmond

A press release from the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation; June 28, 2018: Commonwealth Announces Grand Opening of…

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Richmond, Virginia columnist Michael Paul Williams: Federal Railroad Administration is doing train customers a disservice in bypassing Ettrick for new Petersburg station

By Michael Paul Williams, Richmond Times-Dispatch; May 31, 2018 On Thursday, the Amtrak station in Ettrick was the liveliest place…

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Bikes on train service available from Richmond, Virginia’s Main Street Station

By Alix Bryan, WTVR CBS 6; May 15, 2018 RICHMOND, Va. — Cyclists interested in exploring both ends of the…

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More Amtrak and VRE service recommended in Virginia

By Max Smith, WTOP; May 15, 2018 WASHINGTON — A plan to significantly increase the number of Amtrak trains between…

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Teens killed by Amtrak train were watching passing train on parallel tracks heading in opposite direction when they were struck

By Mark Bowes, Richmond Times-Dispatch, The Roanoke Times; May 10, 2018 Two Chesterfield County teens were standing on one set…

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Virginia: CSX maintenance means major service interruptions for Amtrak travelers next week

BY ROBERT ZULLO, Richmond Times-Dispatch, Martinsville Bulletin; March 19, 2018 Amtrak announced major service interruptions and schedule changes that will…

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The Daily CSX: CSX train derailed, four cars fell into Susquehanna River in Maryland amid wind storm

By Jessica Anderson and Sean Welsh, The Baltimore Sun; March 3, 2018 A CSX train derailed on a bridge over…

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