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Norfolk Southern announces service changes in response to upcoming Positive Train Control deadline

Tuesday, October 20th, 2015

NORFOLK, Va., Oct. 20, 2015 – Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE: NSC) today said its rail operating subsidiaries will no longer accept shipments of Poisonous-Inhalation-Hazard commodities, effective Dec. 1, 2015.  PIH commodities in transit on Dec. 1 will be delivered to destination by Dec. 31. Additionally, passenger and commuter trains operated by Amtrak, Virginia Railway Express, […]


Amtrak Welcomes Pets Aboard Select Trains Traveling in the Northeast

Wednesday, October 7th, 2015

Pilot Program on Northeast Regional and Downeaster Trains WASHINGTON – Amtrak announced today passengers will be able to travel with their small pets from Boston to Lynchburg, Newport News and Norfolk, VA on the Northeast Regional service and between Boston and Brunswick, Maine on the Downeaster route. Reservations are now available for travel beginning Monday, October 12. After […]


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 […]


Amtrak Teams with Google to Create Interactive Train Locator Map

Monday, September 30th, 2013

New map provides visual of train status and arrival times, improves customer travel experience WASHINGTON – Amtrak is introducing an innovative way to see where trains are and when they are expected to arrive, including information on stations nation-wide, all through a new interactive train locator map built on the easy-to-use, familiar Google Maps interface. The […]


VRE Rail group hosts Lynchburg, TDX delegation

Monday, May 4th, 2009

VRE Rail group hosts Lynchburg, TDX delegation Successful passenger rail service shares best practices   LYNCHBURG, Va.,— In anticipation of the new Lynchburg to Washington D.C. service, a local delegation visited the Alexandria headquarters of the Virginia Railway Express. Chamber President and CEO, Rex Hammond was accompanied by Lynchburg City Councilman Turner Perrow, Charlottesville TransDominion […]


Chamber Joins Amtrak Civic Conversation

Thursday, February 26th, 2009

The Lynchburg Regional Chamber of Commerce continues working to keep rail project on track   LYNCHBURG, Va.,— In anticipation for the new Lynchburg to Washington D.C. service, staff from the Lynchburg Regional Chamber of Commerce recently attended an Amtrak Civic Conversation in Savannah, Georgia. The convention focused on rail depot redevelopment and restoration and provided […]


TDX Progress Stifled in Richmond

Tuesday, February 13th, 2007

We all realize that “you” are not the only constituent to whom your representative must answer. We are all constituents and we don’t always agree with each other. So, we must be fair to these folks we have elected and recognize that they have a difficult task, at best. Even so, it should not be […]


A Message from TDX Chairman, French Moore, Jr.

Tuesday, February 13th, 2007

During the Warner administration we made great progress with the active support of Transportation Secretary Clement and former Director Rae of the VA Dept.of Rail & Public Transportation (VDRPT). Change of administration coupled with the decision by House leadership at the 2006 General Assembly to sideline legislation related to transportation or potential bonding has thrown […]


Letter to Governor Kaine on Behalf of TDX

Friday, December 1st, 2006

This letter was written by TDX board member, Farnham Jarrard, and mailed to Governor Kaine in December, 2006. Dear Governor Kaine: My name is Famham Jarrard, Jr. I currently am Mayor of Bristol, Virginia. …I have been involved in the effort to have Train Service since creation of the effort to create TDX. The number […]