Virginia won’t let anything derail its growing Amtrak service

By Wyatt Gordon, Virginia Correspondent, Greater Greater Washington; September 10, 2019 This month marks a decade since Virginia debuted its…

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Federal Railroad Administration releases draft environmental documents for Long Bridge project in Virginia

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; September 6, 2019 The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) and the District of Columbia Department of Transportation…

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Metro Reasons: Virginia Railway Express plans to revamp the Alexandria station without a new pedestrian tunnel

By Stephen Repetski (Editorial Board Alum), Greater Greater Washington; August 5, 2019 The Virginia Railway Express’s plan to add a…

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Washington, D.C.: MARC, VRE say on-time performance has dropped, cite increase in CSX trains as one factor

By Luz Lazo, The Washington Post; July 27, 2019 An increase in CSX freight trains operating in the Washington region…

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Washington Union Station Has Serious Security Vulnerabilities, Per Amtrak Inspector General Report

By Natalie Delgadillo, dcist; July 29, 2019 Washington’s Union Station and the Ivy City Yard maintenance facility continue to have…

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Opinion: Rail is critical to moving Northern Virginia forward

By Danny Plaugher and Scott Surovell, The Washington Post; July 25, 2019 You don’t have to sit in traffic on…

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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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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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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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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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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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Amtrak kicking off work to resurrect Track 22 at Washington Union Station, expand service

By Washington Business Journal, WTOP; December 17, 2018 Amtrak will launch another major construction project next year at Union Station…

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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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Citing PTC costs, Virginia Railway Express eyes fare increase

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; November 8, 2018 The Virginia Railway Express (VRE) is considering raising fares by 3 percent in…

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Virginia Railway Express says full commuter rail service will be running Friday

By Luz Lazo, The Washington Post; September 13, 2018 Update: Virginia Railway Express on Thursday afternoon said it will operate…

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Amtrak northbound Crescent train derails outside Washington Union Station; no injuries reported

By Faiz Siddiqui, The Washington Post; August 2, 2018 An Amtrak train derailed Thursday afternoon just outside Washington’s Union Station, but…

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Opinion: Amtrak as bully

By Frank N. Wilner, Contributing Editor, Railway Age Magazine; June 23, 2018 Amidst extravagant accusations of inhospitable dispatching by host…

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Virginia Railway Express, Amtrak will run regular service Monday, despite ongoing Alexandria derailment cleanup

By Martine Powers, The Washington Post; May 20, 2018 VRE and Amtrak will operate normal schedules Monday, as federal officials continue…

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Why high wind orders are now a thing on the railroad, and how they affect Virginia Railway E trains

From VRE via Potomac Local; May 15, 2018 From Virginia Railway Express: [Monday] night, in response to the high winds…

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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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Virginia: Potomac Shores Train Station Moving Forward Following Signed Agreement Between Virginia DRPT And CSX Transportation

A press release from SunCal; March 15, 2018: PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY, Va., March 15, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — The final design of…

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Virginia Railway Express releases facility condition report

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; March 6, 2018 The Virginia Railway Express (VRE) last week released the results from a federally…

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Long Bridge rail expansion may allow biking, walking between Washington, DC and Arlington, Virginia

By Max Smith, WTOP; December 17, 2017 WASHINGTON — Plans to expand a key rail bottleneck for VRE, Amtrak and…

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Fredericksburg, Virginia editorial: Rail project is about capacity, not speed

By The Editorial Board, The Fredericksburg Free Lance-Star; November 25, 2017 THE NAME of the Washington to Richmond Southeast High…

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