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2/12/2020



Rail News: Amtrak

Amtrak Northeast Regional set December ridership record in Virginia


Amtrak and the Virginia Department of Rail and Transportation partner to provide passenger-rail service in the commonwealth.
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Amtrak Northeast Regional routes in Virginia logged a record ridership of 100,511 passengers in December 2019, a 27 percent increase from the December 2018 level.

The holiday season helped drive the ridership increase, Amtrak officials said in a press release.

Amtrak and the Virginia Department of Rail and Transportation partner to provide passenger-rail service in the commonwealth. The railroad provides a same-seat trip from Norfolk, Newport News, Richmond, Lynchburg and Roanoke to Washington, D.C., and as far north as Boston.

Since 2009, Amtrak service in Virginia has grown from one to four routes with multiple daily round-trip trains.



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