Amtrak to boost service in Norfolk, Roanoke, Newport News
Norfolk to have three daily trains
Amtrak will add a third daily departure from Norfolk and a second daily departure from Roanoke on its Northeast Regional route, while also bolstering train service in Newport News, all beginning July 11.
The train already departs from Norfolk early in the morning and mid-morning, so the third departure will be in the early afternoon. At the same time, Amtrak will restore a second train to and from Newport News and will add morning and afternoon departures in Roanoke.
Norfolk’s Amtrak station is in the parking lot of Harbor Park, where the Minor League Baseball Norfolk Tides play, and not far from where the HeadWaters Resort & Casino is expected to be built.
Amtrak service returned to Roanoke in 2017.
The Virginia Passenger Rail Authority supports Amtrak Northeast Regional service in Norfolk, Richmond, Newport News, Lynchburg and Roanoke.
In September 2021, Gov. Ralph Northam announced the launch of launching the Amtrak Northeast Regional Route 51, a thrice-daily service from downtown Richmond to Washington, D.C., and New York.