New Rail Transportation options coming to Stafford and Fredericksburg Region

In December, Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam announced a sweeping $3.7 billion public-private deal that includes building a new passenger-only Long Bridge that would separate Amtrak and VRE trains from CSX freight trains. Right now, all the trains share the crowded span to cross the Potomac, and that has limited the number and frequency of the commuter trains that can run from Stafford and Fredericksburg to Union Station.

The deal is expected to vastly increase the number of trains VRE can offer commuters, including the addition of weekend service. MORE>>