Virginia Amtrak Extension Stalls

A proposal to extend Amtrak service west of Roanoke, Virginia, has stalled due to the noncooperation of Norfolk Southern.

NS has withdrawn from the study, citing a need to untangle service issues in its network, particularly in Virginia.

The Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation is conducting the $350,000 study of the feasibility to extend one Northeast Regional train to Christiansburg, which is located 28 miles southwest of Roanoke.

“They have told us that they are reluctant to talk to us now about extending passenger rail,” said Michael McLaughlin, the department’s chief of rail transportation.

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One Response to “Virginia Amtrak Extension Stalls”

  1. DENNIS BRADEN Says:

    DEFINITELY ZAPS ALONG PARTICULARLY OUR TENNESSEAN BEING REVIVED FOR DC-TENNESSEE SERVICE INDUBITABLY.

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