New Rail Service Between DC And Lynchburg

The Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation (DRPT) is pleased to announce October as Passenger Rail Month in Virginia. The Commonwealth began preserving and expanding intercity passenger rail in Virginia a decade ago today with the inaugural run of the daily Amtrak Northeast Regional service between Lynchburg and Washington, D.C. Since 2009, DRPT has grown Amtrak’s services in Virginia from one to four routes which includes six daily round-trip trains, with average annual ridership exceeding 850,000.
To kick off the 10th anniversary of Virginia-sponsored passenger rail, DRPT and Amtrak are offering a limited amount of $10 tickets for travel between October 1 and 10.