Monday, July 19, 2010

Amtrak Virginia Expands Service Starting Tomorrow

Beginning tomorrow, Monday, July 20, Amtrak Virginia expands daily round-trip service between Richmond, Washington D.C. and points north along the Northeast Corridor.

With this new train, hourly morning departures are available from Richmond’s Staples Mill Station to the Northeast Corridor and more convenient afternoon return trips are available from Washington, D.C. The total number of morning departures from Richmond to Washington is now five, with six return departures available in the afternoon and evening.

The new frequency between Richmond and Washington is the second state-supported train in Virginia which became Amtrak’s 15th state partner with the launch of service between Lynchburg and the Northeast Corridor last October. The new train has Virginia stops at the Staples Mill, Ashland, Fredericksburg, Quantico, Woodbridge and Alexandria stations.

Passengers may travel directly to destinations along Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor as far north as Boston and never have to change trains.

The complete train schedule is available at Tickets are available for purchase online at or by calling 1-800-USA-RAIL

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