U.S.: Virginia becoming a model for intercity train service, observers say

By Luz Lazo The Washington Post, The Roanoke Times; February 1, 2020

Amtrak trains in Virginia carried nearly a million passengers last year, a record in the state’s decade-long rail program.

Virginia’s pledge to invest $3.7 billion in rail over the next decade promises even more growth for the passenger railroad and places including the Roanoke and New River valleys. With new routes and faster and more efficient service, the number of Amtrak trains operating in Virginia is expected to double by 2030.

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