Our View: Despite recent setbacks, Virginia passenger rail expansion still needs to be pushed

By The Editorial Board, BRISTOL HERALD COURIER; May 3, 2019 Will Abingdon and Bristol ever see passenger rail service again?…

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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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Washington’s Long Bridge project impacting Amtrak expansion in Virginia

By DAVID MCGEE, BRISTOL HERALD COURIER; April 27, 2019 ABINGDON, Va. — A significant railroad bridge project in Arlington will…

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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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Washington, D.C. metropolitan area: A MARC train to HQ2? A VRE train to Baltimore? This study will answer whether the market’s there.

By Jonathan Capriel, Staff Reporter, Washington Business Journal; April 12, 2019 Could a future Amazon.com Inc. employee living deep in…

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Rail fun in Virginia: Through the countryside and under the mountain on the passenger train

By Erika Howsare, c-ville.com; March 28, 2019 Three days a week, an Amtrak train called the Cardinal rolls through Charlottesville…

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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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Virginia: Driver acquitted in Charlottesville-area crash with Amtrak train carrying members of Congress

BY TYLER HAMMEL The Daily Progress, Richmond Times-Dispatch; February 28, 2019 ALBEMARLE — After more than five hours of deliberation…

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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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Norfolk Southern announces strategic plan targeting a 60 percent operating ratio at Investor and Financial Analyst Conference

A press release from Norfolk Southern Corporation; February 11, 2019: NORFOLK, Va., Feb. 11, 2019 – Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE:…

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Virginia transportation body intrigued by trucks-to-rail concept for Interstate 81

By Jeff Sturgeon, The Roanoke Times; January 24, 2019 A trucks-to-rail strategy to unsnarl Interstate 81 in Virginia fascinated several…

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Senators caution Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority against cyber threats in new rail cars

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; January 23, 2019 Four Democratic senators representing the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority‘s (WMATA) service area…

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Norfolk Southern reports fourth-quarter and full-year 2018 results

A press release from Norfolk Southern Corporation; January 24, 2019: Fourth-quarter and full-year record operating income and full-year record operating…

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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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Virginia: Newport News Transportation Center project has been in the design phase for nearly six years. Here’s why

By Julia Marsigliano, Williamsburg Yorktown Daily; January 3, 2019 NEWPORT NEWS — The Newport News Transportation Center was supposed be…

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Too fat to work for Norfolk Southern? Man sues railroad over rescinded job offer.

By Scott Daugherty, The Virginian-Pilot; December 28, 2018 With a job offer in hand earlier this year, Matthew Sturgill thought…

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Expanding Washington’s Long Bridge is key to region’s growing rail needs, officials say

By Luz Laso, The Washington Post; December 22, 2018 For more than a century, the Long Bridge has carried freight…

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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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