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Fredericksburg station
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Rail advocacy
Amtrak Ashland
Rail passenger service in the Virginias
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A future for rail passenger service in the Virginias
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Michael L. Testerman
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P.O. Box 867
Richmond VA 23218
Steve Dunham
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Virginia Association of Railway Patrons

Promoting rail service in Virginia and West Virginia

Amtrak rail passenger service operates in Virginia and West Virginia on six routes:

  • Washington–Richmond–Newport News, an extension of the Boston-Washington Northeast Corridor
  • Washington-Norfolk, an extension of the Boston-Washington Northeast Corridor
  • Washington-Richmond to Charlotte or Florida points, including the Auto-Train from its terminal in Lorton, Va.
  • The Crescent route (Washington–Atlanta–New Orleans, with additional service between Lynchburg and the Northeast)
  • The Cardinal route (Washington-Charlottesville-Charleston-Huntington to Cincinnati and Chicago)
  • The Capitol Limited route Washington-Martinsburg-Pittsburgh-Chicago)

Virginia Railway Express commuter service operates on two lines:

  • Washington-Fredericksburg-Spotsylvania (part of the Washington-Richmond line)
  • Washington-Manassas (part of the Crescent route)

One Maryland Rail Commuter (MARC) line extends into West Virginia:

  • Washington-Martinsburg via Brunswick, Md.

Metro rail rapid transit operated by the Washington Metropolitan Area Transportation Authority serves Arlington, Alexandria, Fairfax County, and Washington, DC, as well as Maryland points.

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