Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation

Track Construction in Stafford County to Cause Limited Delays for VRE/Amtrak (updated 8/2/16)

In a continued effort to improve passenger and freight rail service between Fredericksburg and Washington D.C., construction will begin on 11 miles of a new third mainline track beginning in Stafford County and running through the Quantico Marine Corp Base. The majority of the work is scheduled to be completed by September 2017, while improvements will continue at the Quantico Station until September 2019.

VRE and Amtrak passengers can expect limited delays when cutover/crossover work is performed.  Every opportunity will be made to schedule this work during off-peak commuter and passenger travel times. Passengers as well as residents in the area can also expect to see construction activity and personnel working along the corridor.

Starting May 30, 2016, construction began to renovate the Quantico Amtrak station. The first part of this project calls for the west platform and building to be demolished and removed. This work is expected to be complete in approximately one year. During this period, please note the following:

Select Trains Bypassing Quantico Station August 8 - 13, 2016
Due to the platform work being performed at the Quantico Station, the following trains will not stop during the stated time periods:

Trains 79 and 80 August 8th – 13th

Trains 67 and 94 August 8th – 12th

Trains 65 and 96 August 13th

Click here for the full service alert from Amtrak regarding this change in service.

Quantico Passengers Board All Trains at Track 2 East Platform
The Track 3 West Platform at Quantico will be out of service for the duration of this project. Passengers will board all trains at the Track 2 East Platform. Passengers should allow a few extra minutes to use the pedestrian crossing to access the Track 2 East Platform.

Possible Delays Traveling through Quantico
Due to the Track 3 platform being out of service, trains operating through Quantico, can encounter delays of approximately 30 minutes.

Amtrak Quantico Service Alert

Project partners for the Northern Virginia rail expansion include CSX Transportation, DRPT and VRE.  As construction progresses, any concerns or questions regarding the project can be referred to 1-877-TellCSX.


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