Franconia to Lorton Third Track

Franconia to Lorton Third Track will add approximately 6 miles of mainline third track from Franconia to Lorton, creating a continuous third track corridor between Alexandria and Lorton.

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Project Description

Franconia to Lorton Third Track will add approximately 6 miles of mainline third track from Franconia to Lorton, creating a continuous third track corridor between Alexandria and Lorton. This project will increase railroad capacity and alleviate congestion. In addition, the project includes the construction of railroad bridges over Newington Road, railroad bridges over Route 1, and other railroad bridges to accommodate the additional third line track.

Franconia to Lorton Third Track will add capacity and further improve the reliability of both freight and passenger rail.

Source: VPRA Recommended Fiscal Year 2022 Budget Document

Project Stage

Development

Schedule

Development: 2019 – 2021

Engineering: 2021 – 2022

Construction: 2023- 2026

Franconia to Lorton Third Track