Virginia Advances Plans to Return Rail to New River Valley

Written by Marybeth Luczak, Executive Editor
The Western Rail Initiative in Virginia calls for an additional round-trip train to Roanoke in 2022, and an extension of service from Roanoke to Christiansburg in the New River Valley following infrastructure improvements.

The Western Rail Initiative in Virginia calls for an additional round-trip train to Roanoke in 2022, and an extension of service from Roanoke to Christiansburg in the New River Valley following infrastructure improvements.

The Commonwealth of Virginia and Norfolk Southern (NS) have finalized a definitive agreement that will increase existing Amtrak service to Roanoke and expand service to the New River Valley, they reported on Jan. 13.

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