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Amtrak Northeast Regional Train Roanoke
David Seidel
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Radio IQ
A potential railroad strike would cancel all passenger rail service in the Commonwealth because Amtrak runs its trains over freight lines in Virginia. This comes on the heels of historic ridership numbers— this summer saw the highest number of people ever to ride trains in Virginia since Amtrak began service in 1971. The route from Roanoke to D.C. for example more than doubled their number of riders compared to last year.
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