NEWS RELEASE – February 8, 2023

Customers can receive discount on tickets for select events

RICHMOND & WASHINGTON, DC – Amtrak and the Virginia Passenger Rail Authority (VPRA) are offering a convenient and comfortable way to travel to Richmond to attend the 2023 Virginia Wine Expo February 25–March 5. The expo’s signature events will take place at the Main Street Station in downtown Richmond.

Amtrak Northeast Regional trains offer direct service to the Main Street Station from Newport News, Northern Virginia, Washington, D.C., and as far north as Boston.

Amtrak Virginia is a sponsor of the expo, which gives visitors an opportunity to sample wine, spirits and ciders from wineries in the Commonwealth. Customers who travel to Richmond on Amtrak for the event between March 1–5 are eligible to receive 25% off tickets for events at Main Street Station by using use the Amtrak Virginia Wine Expo discount code, VWEAmtrak25.

“We welcome the opportunity to introduce rail travel to a new audience and provide a convenient travel option to this year’s Virginia Wine Expo in Richmond,” said DJ Stadtler, Executive Director of VPRA. “Partnering with the expo, we are able to bring wine enthusiasts from throughout Virginia and points beyond to enjoy Virginia’s best wines and local cuisine at historic Main Street Station.”

Amtrak offers easy and convenient travel between city centers, free Wi-Fi, the freedom to use phones and electronic devices (no “airplane mode”), Quiet Cars for those who want a library-like environment to work, read or doze, the ability to travel with small pets on many trains, large spacious seats with ample leg room, and no middle seat.

Virginia Anytime Fares offer a 15% discount for travel within Virginia and to/from Washington, D.C. From the Amtrak app, use discount code V552.

“Amtrak is a great way to travel to Richmond and experience cultural activities and events without worrying about highway traffic congestion,” said Jeff Mann, Amtrak Senior Director of State Supported Services.

VPRA supports four Amtrak Northeast Regional trains that provide daily service to Newport News, Norfolk, Richmond, and Roanoke and a same-seat trip to other cities in the Northeast. Amtrak restored service to Main Street Station in 2003. The station is a National Historic Landmark located in Richmond’s Shockoe Bottom district.

Ridership on these Virginia trains is up significantly — more than it was pre-pandemic — making the Commonwealth one of the most popular travel destinations on the Amtrak network.
For more information about the Virginia Wine Expo, visit

Northbound Origin Arrival Time Days Train Number
From Richmond Main Street (RVM) 5:35 a.m. Weekdays 86
From Richmond Main Street (RVM) 5:55 a.m. Weekends 164
From Newport News (NPN) and Williamsburg (WBG) to RVM 6:51 a.m. Weekdays 174
From Newport News (NPN) and Williamsburg (WBG) to RVM 9:39 a.m. Saturday 194
From Newport News (NPN) and Williamsburg (WBG) to RVM 9:39 a.m. Sunday 96
From Newport News (NPN) and Williamsburg (WBG) to RVM 4:57 p.m. Weekends 124
From Newport News (NPN) and Williamsburg (WBG) to RVM 4:57 p.m. Weekdays 186

Southbound Origin Arrival Time Days Train Number
From Boston South Station (BOS) and points south to RVM 9:32 a.m. Friday & Saturday 65
From Boston South Station (BOS) and points south to RVM 10:00 a.m. Sunday to Thursday 67
From Boston South Station (BOS) and points south to RVM 5:31 p.m. Weekends 195
From New York Penn Station (NYP) and points south to RVM 6:52 p.m. Weekdays 125
From Boston South Station (BOS) and points south to RVM 7:47 p.m. Saturday & Sunday 99
From Boston South Station (BOS) and points south to RVM 9:52 p.m. Monday to Friday 85

About Virginia Passenger Rail Authority
The Virginia Passenger Rail Authority was established in 2020 to promote, sustain, and expand the availability of passenger and commuter rail service in the Commonwealth. VPRA is committed to delivering the state’s Amtrak Virginia passenger rail service as an integrated, affordable, and convenient travel option and plays a critical role in mitigating current and future traffic congestion on Virginia’s highways, promoting economic development, and connecting communities by increasing passenger rail capacity, services, and ridership.  For more information, please visit

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Virginia Passenger Rail Authority
Karina Romero
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Amtrak Media Relations
Kimberly Woods
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