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Provides Details on New Northeast Regional Service in Virginia

RICHMOND & WASHINGTON, D.C. - A new website is now available for Virginia’s rail travelers,, with information on all Amtrak service in Virginia including the new Northeast Regional service that provides expanded transportation choices for travelers.

Beginning this fall, new roundtrip Northeast Regional service will be offered from Lynchburg and Richmond to major destinations in the Northeast Corridor, including Philadelphia, New York, Boston and more. The Lynchburg service starts on October 1, 2009 and the Richmond service begins in December 2009.

Tickets are now available for the Lynchburg service and may be booked at Passengers who book 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. See for details. 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 or by calling 1-800-USA-RAIL.

In celebration of the new Lynchburg service, a whistle stop tour is scheduled for September 30, 2009. Go to for more on the whistle stop tour, and the latest information on all Virginia routes, special deals and tourist destinations.


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