Expanding passenger and commuter rail service in the Commonwealth of Virginia

What does VPRA do?

The Virginia Passenger Rail Authority manages all administrative and fiduciary responsibilities for Virginia’s state-supported passenger rail services, including the current six daily roundtrip Amtrak Northeast Regional services originating in Roanoke, Norfolk, Newport News, and Richmond. VPRA also provides funding to Virginia Railway Express (VRE). Learn more about our Projects.

Our signature program, Transforming Rail in Virginia will create a vital connection in America’s national rail network. Through strategic partnerships, investments, and capital improvements, we will double Amtrak and increase VRE service over the next decade.VPRA is administer all capital expansion projects, infrastructure, and land acquisitions related to this $3.7 billion initiative, which will double Amtrak and VRE service in Virginia over the next decade.

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