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.
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.