October 2013 - TransDominion Express

Expansion of Rail Plan Gets a Boost

Wednesday, October 16th, 2013

Rex Hammond, president and CEO of the Lynchburg Regional Chamber of Commerce, has never lost sight of his vision for rail passenger service in central and southwest Virginia. And last week, Hammond, who is also executive director of the TransDominion Express committee, was in Bristol drumming up support for the rail line from Roanoke to […]


Amtrak and State Partners Reach Agreement to Preserve all Corridor Routes

Tuesday, October 15th, 2013

Passenger rail improvement and expansion plans to move forward WASHINGTON — Amtrak has successfully negotiated contracts with 19 state transportation departments and other entities to increase state control and funding of 28 current passenger rail routes. America’s Railroad® is now poised to move forward with state partners to further expand and improve the intercity passenger […]


Virginia’s Amtrak Ridership Posts Exceptional Growth

Monday, October 14th, 2013

Richmond, Virginia — Amtrak released their FY 2013 Ridership Report which showed solid growth for all of Virginia’s Amtrak trains. During FY 2013, 1,607,271 trips were taken on Amtrak, making the Commonwealth the 8th largest state by passenger volume. Richmond’s Staples Mill Station was the 20th most used station on the east coast, and the largest by passenger […]


TransDominion Express Committee Dedicated to Passenger Rail Return

Friday, October 11th, 2013

BRISTOL, Va. – It sounds like regional leaders are all aboard to bring passenger rail service to and through Bristol again. A Friday meeting of the TransDominion Express committee, a group dedicated to returning passenger trips back to Virginia, drew lawmakers and leaders from the region and both states to the Bristol Train Station to […]