Amtrak Increasing Daily Norfolk and Roanoke Service

Written by Carolina Worrell, Senior Editor
A third daily departure from Norfolk, Va. will begin on July 11.

A third daily departure from Norfolk, Va. will begin on July 11.

Amtrak announced that beginning on July 11, Northeast Regional service will offer a third daily departure from Norfolk, Va., and a second daily departure from Roanoke, Va., “giving customers more flexibility and convenience for travel within Virginia, to Washington, D.C., and to cities in the Northeast.

In addition to existing early and mid-morning departures, the new daily service will depart Norfolk in the early afternoon. July 11 is also the restoration of a second daily roundtrip to and from Newport News. Amtrak will also now offer morning and afternoon options in both directions between Roanoke, Washington, D.C., and the Northeast Corridor.

Service on the additional frequency of service to and from the city in the Blue Ridge Mountains begins on July 11. 

The Virginia Passenger Rail Authority supports Amtrak Northeast Regional service, which serves Norfolk, Richmond, Newport News, Lynchburg, Roanoke and other points within Virginia, and provides same-seat trips and through service to other cities along the Northeast Corridor. Amtrak service returned to Roanoke in 2017.

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