State Sponsored Amtrak Service

State Sponsored Amtrak Service


Since Virginia state-sponsored service began in Lynchburg in 2009, the Commonwealth has expanded its operations and now provides grant funds for four intercity passenger routes. Along the Northeast Regional route in Virginia, a total of eight state-sponsored, roundtrip trains run daily through grant agreements with Amtrak. These trains then continue onto Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor, offering a one-seat ride to destinations including Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, New York City, and Boston. Over the next decade, VPRA will continue seeking opportunities to enhance and expand passenger rail connections across and into the Commonwealth.


Where We Go

Train 46: Roanoke to Washington, D.C.*
Train 47: Newport News to Washington, D.C.* (two daily roundtrips)
Train 50: Norfolk to Washington, D.C.* (two daily roundtrips)
Train 51: Richmond Main Street Station to Washington, D.C.*

*With one seat ride options to New York or Boston, MA.

Anytime Discounts

Virginia Anytime Fare — Save 15% on inter-Virginia and D.C. travel anytime
Virginia Student Fare — Save 25% with a valid student ID

Amtrak Marketing Opportunities

VPRA’s Amtrak Marketing program notifies the public of an alternative transportation mode available between Virginia destinations and the Northeast. Additionally, coordinating marketing efforts with Amtrak allows for regional marketing strategies to maximize revenue and ridership.

Contact [email protected], Passenger Rail Marketing Manager, if you are interested in marketing and sponsorship opportunities.