Passenger rail

Feb. 7. 2014 |

New electric Amtrak locomotivesU.S Vice President Joe Biden visited 30th Street Station in Philadelphia Thursday to unveil Amtrak’s new Cities Sprinter electric engine, which will power trains along the Northeast Corridor between Boston and Washington beginning Friday.

The… Continue reading

January 9, 2014 |

Well – it’s official. At least the paperwork.

Capitol BuildingVirginia Governor Bob McDonnell signed an agreement with Norfolk Southern for making infrastructure improvements necessary to extend Amtrak passenger rail service from Lynchburg to Roanoke. So far, so… Continue reading

Remind Virginia transportation leaders:
We want rail freight improvements & passenger service!

Thursday, November 14, 2013
Holiday Inn Staunton Conference Center
152 Fairway Lane
Staunton, VA 24401

Representatives from the CTB, VDOT, Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation (DRPT),… Continue reading

AMTRAKOct. 14, 2013

Amtrak reports that Amtrak carried a record 31.6 million passengers in Fiscal Year 2013.

Danny Plaugher, executive director of Virginians for High Speed Rail, observed that “These great ridership numbers only prove the point that when given… Continue reading

http://prochoiceva.files.wordpress.com/2011/10/john_edwards_portrait.jpg?w=118&h=150On Wednesday evening, October 9, 2013, Virginia State Senator John Edwards, a long-time rail advocate, held another of his Town Hall Meetings to discuss passenger rail service to Roanoke.  The session was held in the theater of the O.… Continue reading

Virginia Rail passenger route
from Richmond to Bristol

PRail Bristol

DAVID CRIGGER / BRISTOL HERALD COURIER

The Bristol Herald Courier reports that the Virginia Statewide Rail Plan
could include route from Richmond through Lynchburg, Roanoke and end in Bristol.

 

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