WCAV-WVAW-WAHU | Charlottesville, Virginia | News

Passenger Rail Service Returning to Norfolk

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) - Passenger rail service is returning to Norfolk.

Amtrak trains will begin traveling between Norfolk and Washington, D.C., on Wednesday. It is the first time Norfolk has been connected to intercity rail service since 1977.

State officials said during a ceremony at the Norfolk station on Tuesday that they hope the route will be frequented by members of the military traveling between the region's numerous bases and the Pentagon. The interstates between Norfolk and Washington are usually heavily congested.

Weekdays, the train will leave from the station at Harbor Park at 4:50 a.m. and arrive in Washington at 9:44 a.m. On weekends, the train will leave Norfolk at 6:05 a.m. and arrive at 10:55 a.m.

Discounts are available for veterans, active-duty military and their families, senior citizens and AAA members.

(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)


The comments sections of Newsplex.com are designed for thoughtful, intelligent conversation and debate. We want to hear from our viewers, but we ask that you follow our rules for commenting. E-mail is required to comment on a story, but it will not be displayed with your comment. For complete rules, CLICK HERE. The Newsplex reserves the right to not post or to remove any comment.
powered by Disqus
The Charlottesville Newsplex 999 2nd Street S.E. Charlottesville, VA 22902 434.242.1919 – Main 434.220.7522 - Newsroom
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 183085731 - newsplex.com/a?a=183085731