Posts Tagged ‘Richmond Virginia’

Track Work Affects Trains Serving Richmond

February 3, 2020

On Monday through Thursday, No. 66, will not operate between Newport News and Richmond Staple Mill station. It will instead originate in Richmond en route to Boston.

Alternate transportation will be provided via Bus 6166 between Newport News and Richmond, making the intermediate stop at Williamsburg. There will be no service to Richmond Main Street.

Train 67 will terminate at Richmond Staples Mill station with alternate transportation being provided by Bus 6167 between Richmond and Newport News, making the intermediate stop at Williamsburg. There will be no service to Richmond Main Street.

One bus will operate as Buses 6066 and 6166, operating 30 minutes earlier than the train schedule.

Trains 66 and 67 will operate on a normal schedule on President’s Day, (Feb. 17) and could see delays up to 30 minutes beginning January 27.

Richmond Parking Expansion Completed

June 30, 2018

Expansion of the parking lot at Richmond’s Staples Mill Road has been completed and the additional spaces are now available for public use.

The project, which cost $8.5 million, resulted in an additional 299 parking spaces to bring the total to 587 and a new rear entrance to the station off Bremner Boulevard.

Also included in the work were bike racks, taxi and ride-share parking and Americans with Disabilities Act-compliant parking spaces.

More than 370,000 passenger rail customers used the Staples Mill station in fiscal year 2017, which is served by 16 trains a day including the Silver Meteor, Silver Star, Carolinian, Palmetto and Northeast Regional services.

Signal Work to Affect Trains Through Richmond

April 17, 2018

Signal work being conducted this month by CSX will cause 45 to 120-minute delays for all trains arriving and departing Richmond Staples Mill station, Amtrak said in a service advisory.

Affected will be the Silver Meteor, Silver Star, Auto Train, Palmetto, Northeast Regional and Carolinian. Amtrak service will be affected on the dates shown below:

Sunday, April 22

  • Train 65 will terminate at Washington, with no alternate transportation provided between Washington and Newport News, Virginia.
  • Train 66 will originate at Washington with no alternate transportation provided between Newport News and Washington.
  • Train 79 will originate at Rocky Mount, North Carolina, with no alternate transportation provided between New York and Rocky Mount.
  • Train 80 will terminate at Rocky Mount with no alternate transportation provided between Rocky Mount and New York.
  • Trains 87 and 195 will terminate at Washington with no alternate transportation provided between Washington and Richmond, Virginia.
  • Trains 89 and 90 will operate between New York and Washington, only. Trains are cancelled between Washington and Savannah, Georgia, with no alternate transportation provided.
  • Train 96 will originate at Richmond, with no alternate transportation provided between Newport News and Richmond.
  • All other trains will operate normally.

Monday, April 23

  • Trains 86 and 174 will originate at Washington with no alternate transportation provided between Richmond and Washington.
  • All other trains will operate normally.

Parking Increases at Staple Mill Station

January 17, 2018

Expansion of parking at an Amtrak station in Richmond, Virginia, has added 115 spaces to the facility at Staples Mill Road is now complete.

The project began last August and increase capacity of the parking lot to 403 spaces. Work is underway to add another 200 parking spaces at the station.

“The completion of this phase is indicative of the Commonwealth’s commitment to giving our citizens travel options, and that includes our Staples Mill passengers as we continue construction on our parking lot expansion project. These additional parking spaces will enhance the Amtrak customer experience while we continue to work towards completion,” said Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation Director Jennifer Mitchell.