Studies & Reports
Roanoke-Clifton Forge Amtrak Service Enhanced Transportation Study
Amtrak’s Cardinal route serves the Town of Clifton Forge with long-distance passenger rail service to New York and Chicago three times per week. Amtrak also provides state-sponsored daily round-trip service between the City of Roanoke and Washington, D.C., with service to the Northeast Corridor. Direct passenger rail or other public transportation does not currently exist between Roanoke and Clifton Forge, making highway-operated modes the most viable option for passenger travel between these two communities. This study examines public transportation options connecting Roanoke and Clifton Forge.