RICHMOND, Va. — Beginning Jan. 18, Amtrak Virginia passengers have one more option when traveling on Amtrak’s Northeast Regional service from Lynchburg as the Burke Centre station becomes an Amtrak stop.
Previously the station only provided connecting service for Virginia Railway Express passengers. With this new designation, passengers may now book travel to and from Burke Centre on Amtrak.com.
“By adding Burke Centre to the Amtrak system, the rail travel possibilities from central Virginia are significantly enhanced,” said Jay McArthur of Amtrak’s Policy and Development Department, noting that passengers may now book travel to and from Burke Centre to any of the more than 500 stations Amtrak serves.
“With this new stop in Fairfax County, we’re providing better access to Amtrak service in one of the most densely populated counties in Virginia,” said Charles M. Badger, Director of the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation.
The Northeast Regional service between Lynchburg and the Northeast Corridor now has Virginia stops in Charlottesville, Culpeper, Manassas, Burke Centre and Alexandria. The stop at L’Enfant Plaza will continue to provide connecting service for Virginia Railway Express passengers. With the new rail service, which began Oct. 1, 2009, a passenger can now travel directly from Lynchburg to destinations as far north as Boston and never have to change trains.