Passenger Rail Effort Moving Forward - TransDominion Express


Passenger Rail Effort Moving Forward

Development of a planned passenger train service for Roanoke has shifted to a higher gear.

Next up: choosing a downtown location for the platform from which riders will board.

The train won’t reach Roanoke for an estimated three to four years. But last month the state agreed to spend $600,000 for technical services related to the siting and design of three components of the infrastructure: a platform, a spare track for the train, and track improvements.

The money was approved April 17 by the Commonwealth Transportation Board.

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