Wednesday, September 2, 2009

New Northeast Regional Service from Amtrak

Beginning October 1, Amtrak Virginia expands daily round-trip Northeast Regional service between Lynchburg, Washington D.C. and points north along the Northeast Corridor with tickets now available for purchase at a reduced rate.The new passenger rail service – originating in Lynchburg for the first time – has Virginia stops in Charlottesville, Culpeper, Manassas and Alexandria, including Virginia Railway Express connections at Burke Center and L’Enfant Plaza.

A passenger can now travel directly from Lynchburg to destinations as far north as Boston and never have to change trains.

The new service is sponsored by the Commonwealth of Virginia as part of a three-year pilot program designed to provide more transportation options for Virginians. The pilot program also includes new service between Richmond and the Northeast Corridor, slated to begin in December 2009.

Passengers who book travel on Amtrak’s Northeast Regional service now through December 16 may take advantage of a fare promotion which offers up to 25 percent off the lowest published coach fare on Northeast Regional service between Lynchburg, Washington, D.C., New York and Boston. Sample one-way fares include $66 between Lynchburg and New York and $71 between Lynchburg and Boston. Reservations are required and must be made at least 14 days in advance of travel. Some restrictions apply. Tickets can be purchased at or by calling 1-800-USA-RAIL.

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