Amtrak press release: Amtrak Investing in the Auto Train Customer Experience

A press release from Amtrak; July 15, 2019: Changes to debut by January 2020 WASHINGTON – Amtrak will introduce a…

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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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Petersburg, Virginia: Funding approved for Ettrick train station

By Caleb M Soptelean, Village News; July 2, 2019 There may be hope that the Amtrak station remains in Ettrick…

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Virginia transportation board OKs rail funding

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; July 1, 2019 Virginia’s Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB) last month approved fiscal-year 2020 budgets for the…

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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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Virginia approves $300,000 in funding for Bedford rail study

By Shannon Keith, Reporter, The News & Advance; June 23, 2019 Plans to make Bedford a scheduled stop for Amtrak…

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Amtrak Bullying Now Targets SEPTA

By Frank N. Wilner, Capitol Hill Contributing Editor, Railway Age Magazine; June 18, 2019 WATCHING WASHINGTON, JUNE 2019 – Here…

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Delmarva Peninsula: Berlin, Snow Hill railroad freight lines will be active by end of the month

By Lucas Gonzalez, Salisbury Daily Times, delmarvanow.com; June 12, 2019 Residents in Berlin and Snow Hill can expect freight train service…

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Norfolk Southern Foundation donates $40,000 to support emergency response efforts after mass shooting Friday in Virginia Beach, Virginia

A press release from Norfolk Southern Foundation; June 3, 2019: NORFOLK, Va., June 3, 2019 – The Norfolk Southern Foundation…

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Plans for new Petersburg, Virginia train station are sidetracked

By Bill Atkinson, Assistant Editor, The Progress-Index; May 25, 2019 Plans to build a new passenger train station in the…

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Final version of passenger rail study for Bristol, Virginia now complete

By David McGee, Bristol Herald Courier; May 24, 2019 BRISTOL, Va. – A final version of the most recent study…

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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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