Amtrak service to Norfolk begins on Dec. 12
- August 30, 2012
Amtrak Virginia’s Northeast Regional service extension to and from Norfolk will start Dec. 12, providing a same-seat trip from Norfolk to Washington, D.C., Baltimore, New York City and as far north as Boston.
“The partnership between the commonwealth and Amtrak to bring an Amtrak Virginia station to the city of Norfolk reflects my administration’s commitment to continue to make progress in improving our transportation networks for the state,” Gov. Bob McDonnell, said in a statement. “By providing the citizens of Virginia an alternative way to get to and from Southside Hampton Roads, it takes cars off the highways, helping ease congestion on already highly-traveled roads.
Tickets are now available for purchase. From Norfolk, the price of a ticket to Washington is $38. Tickets are $51 to Philadelphia, $63 to New York City and $73 to Boston.
The round-trip train will bring intercity passenger rail service to Norfolk for the first time since 1977.