Amtrak Virginia Presents New Northeast Regional Service
Tickets Now Available for a One-Seat Trip from Lynchburg, VA to as far North as Boston, Featuring 25% Off Select Fares
RICHMOND & WASHINGTON, D.C. - Beginning October 1, Amtrak Virginia expands daily round-trip Northeast Regional service between Lynchburg, Washington, D.C. and points north along the Northeast Corridor with tickets now available for purchase at a reduced rate.
The new passenger rail service — originating in Lynchburg for the first time — has Virginia stops in Charlottesville, Culpeper, Manassas and Alexandria, including Virginia Railway Express connections at Burke Center and L’Enfant Plaza. In fact, a passenger can now travel directly from Lynchburg to destinations as far north as Boston and never have to change trains.
“This new service gives everyone more reasons than ever to let someone else do the driving,” said Charles Badger, director of the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation. “With a one-seat ride as far north as Boston and as far south as Lynchburg seven days a week, it’s easy to book your business travel, a weekend getaway, a family visit or that first trip to college.”
“For leisure travelers, this is a great way to visit sights in Virginia and north of Washington without facing long highway traffic delays,” said Jay McArthur of Amtrak’s Policy and Development Department, noting that Virginia is the 15th state to partner with Amtrak to operate state-supported trains.
The new service is sponsored by the Commonwealth of Virginia as part of a three-year pilot program designed to provide more transportation options for Virginians. The pilot program also includes new service between Richmond and the Northeast Corridor, slated to begin in December 2009.
Passengers who book travel on Amtrak’s Northeast Regional service now through December 16 may take advantage of a fare promotion which offers up to 25 percent off the lowest published coach fare on Northeast Regional service between Lynchburg, Washington, D.C., New York and Boston. Sample one-way fares include $66 between Lynchburg and New York and $71 between Lynchburg and Boston.
Reservations are required for travel and must be made at least 14 days in advance of travel. Some restrictions apply. Tickets can be purchased at Amtrak.com or by calling 1-800-USA-RAIL.
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