Capital Projects

By purchasing rail right-of-way and improving the associated rail infrastructure, VPRA has a unique opportunity to own these valuable resources, enhance rail capacity, increase passenger and commuter rail service along the way, and connect communities.

VPRA has acquired nearly 500 miles of railroad right-of-way in corridors along I-95, I-64, I-85, I-81, and I-66. View our interactive map and Service Plan.

Long Bridge Project

The Long Bridge Project will eliminate this critical rail bottleneck on the East Coast, doubling rail capacity and improving performance and reliability. VPRA will construct a new two-track railroad bridge next to the existing bridge owned by CSXT.

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I-95 Corridor Projects

The population in the I-95 corridor and adjacent urban centers continues to grow, increasing demand for reliable and safe travel options for passengers. In addition to overall population growth, changing demographics in the corridor and adjacent urban centers are increasing the demand for passenger rail service. Demand for freight movement through and within the corridor is also growing. Through the agreement with CSX, Virginia acquired 384 miles of CSX
right-of-way and 223 miles of track in rail corridors paralleling I-95, I-64, and I-85.

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New River Valley Service Expansion

Through a partnership with Norfolk Southern, a second passenger train will provide expanded passenger rail service to Western Virginia. This project includes the acquisition of a portion of Norfolk Southern Railway Company’s V-Line between a point west of Roanoke at Salem Crossover to Merrimac (Christiansburg). The acquisition will support the expansion of two Amtrak round trips to Christiansburg and provide for a third frequency operating between Roanoke and

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Richmond to Raleigh

The Richmond to Raleigh Project is a collaboration with the State of North Carolina to develop the currently out-of-service S-Line corridor for future high-performance rail service between Richmond, VA and Raleigh, NC.

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Rail Infrastructure Improvement Projects

Service Enhancements  

Service Enhancements Map

Phase 1 & 2 Improvements and Highlights


Program Highlights between Manassas and the New River Valley

VA-Norfolk Southern Partnership Highlights