Amtrak: Next stop, Roanoke!

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WASHINGTON — Amtrak’s Northeast Regional service is coming to Roanoke in October. Amtrak recently announced that passengers are now able to purchase tickets for travel to and from Roanoke. The service will start Oct. 31.

The train will stop in Roanoke at a newly built passenger platform in downtown. Amtrak, Norfolk Southern, and contract workers have been working on the new downtown facility for several months.

When the Roanoke extension enters service at the end of next month, Amtrak will offer daily service between the city and New York Penn Station. Roanoke will join six other Amtrak-served served cities in the Virginia commonwealth, including Lynchburg, Charlottesville, Culpepper, Manassas, Burke Centre, and Alexandria.

The regional service includes coach and business class options. A café car will also offer sandwiches, salads, and other snacks.

The extended service will use existing Norfolk Southern tracks west from Lynchburg to gain access into Roanoke.

See the news release online.

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