Funding Approved to Rehab Petersburg Station

The Commonwealth Transportation Board of Virginia has approved funding to upgrade the Ettrick Station used by Amtrak near Petersburg, Virginia.

The board approved a Six-Year Transportation Improvement Plan that includes $5.7 million to rehabilitate the station.

The action came after the Federal Railroad Administration dropped a study study that had recommended a future Amtrak station be located on the Boulevard in Colonial Heights.

Peterburg is served by Amtrak’s Silver Star, Silver Meteor, Palmetto, Carolinian and Northeast Regional train to and from Norfolk, Virginia.

The transportation improvement plan also includes funding for another Norfolk train.

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