Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation

The Amtrak Northeast Regional Extension to Arrive in Roanoke (2017)

The Roanoke Passenger Rail Extension Project will extend Amtrak service to Roanoke, Virginia.  This project includes a suite of projects:  construction of a train servicing facility and passenger platform in downtown Roanoke are anticipated for , and construction of network improvements to improve capacity for the extension of passenger rail service from Lynchburg to Roanoke, Virginia.  Improvements to the network will preserve freight capacity, and allow for double-stack traffic to shift to the Virginia line.  Signal improvements and a second platform at Lynchburg Kemper Street station will provide additional passenger rail operation flexibility.

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