Passenger Rail

Project Description:

The Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation (DRPT) had entered into an agreement with Norfolk Southern Railway Company (NSR) to support new passenger service between Lynchburg, Virginia and Roanoke, Virginia. The Intercity Passenger Service will be operated by Amtrak.  NSR will design and construct the infrastructure improvements necessary to support this Intercity Passenger Service. Among these improvements include a new passenger station track adjacent to existing NSR mainline track in downtown Roanoke; adjacent high level passenger platform to the passenger station track; a separate off-site passenger train servicing center in downtown Roanoke; improvements to Norfolk Avenue to accommodate the platform location.

Project Construction Start:

 Winter 2016

Target Completion Date:

 Fall 2017

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Faulconer Construction Co.