Passenger Rail

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For years, state and local officials have talked about bringing passenger rail service to the New River Valley. And, plans are now in motion to make that a reality.

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Passenger rail service is expanding into the New River Valley.  Gov. Northam will be in Christianburg Wednesday to announce a deal with Norfolk Southern.

David Seidel/Radio IQ

As Amtrak marks its 50th anniversary, Virginia may be on the verge of finally accomplishing a dream that's been years in the making-- expanding passenger rail into the New River Valley.

David Seidel/Radio IQ

A group trying to bring passenger trains back to the New River Valley heard Thursday night from lots of folks who want to make it happen: State delegates, a congressman, college officials, even the state transportation secretary.

They also heard that it’s not happening anytime soon.

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A coalition of economic, environmental and transportation groups are calling for new passenger rail service in Virginia.