January 2014 - TransDominion Express

Lynchburg-Roanoke Amtrak passenger-rail agreement announced

Thursday, January 9th, 2014

The News & Advance Gov. Bob McDonnell announced today a signed agreement between the state and Norfolk Southern Corporation to make infrastructure improvements necessary to extend Amtrak passenger rail service from Lynchburg to Roanoke. Rail service into Roanoke is fully funded in Virginia‚Äôs six-year transportation plan, but officials were studying what work, such as adding […]

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2017 Set as target for passenger rail arrival in Roanoke

Thursday, January 9th, 2014

Platforms will be built and rail lines improved to accommodate the Roanoke-to-Lynchburg link. Roanoke will get passenger rail service within 42 months, a top state rail official said Thursday as he gave new details about the construction of the track and accessories needed. The Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation expects the train to […]

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