Burke Centre (Amtrak station)

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Burke Centre
Amtrak station
VREX commuter rail station
Burke Centre.jpg
Station statistics
Address 5671 Roberts Parkway
Burke, VA
Line(s) VRE:
Connections Bus transport Fairfax Connector: 495F, 495G, 495J, 495M
Bus transport Metrobus: 17B, 17L
Platforms 1 side platform
Tracks 2
Parking 1516 space parking garage
Bicycle facilities In parking garage
Other information
Rebuilt 2006-2008
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Station code BCV
Fare zone 4
Traffic
Passengers (2013) 4,950[1] Increase 21% (Amtrak)
Services
Ticket Vending Machines
Preceding station   BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak   Following station
toward Lynchburg
Northeast Regional
Virginia Railway Express
Manassas Line

Burke Centre station is located at 5671 Roberts Parkway in Burke Centre, Burke, Fairfax County, Virginia. The station serves selected Amtrak Northeast Regional trains and the Virginia Railway Express Manassas Line. Located in the northwestern corner of the heavily forested Pohick Park, the station is simply a concrete platform, with some areas covered by a canopy to protect passengers from inclement weather. A paved trail passes through Pohick Park to link the station with the residential neighborhood to the south.[2]

History[edit]

When the Lynchburg service began on October 1, 2009, the weekday Northeast Regionals stopped here, but only for picking up VRE passengers who decide to use the cross-honoring tickets provided by VRE. On January 18, 2010, the station was defined as an official Amtrak stop.[3] The Cardinal and Crescent trains pass through but do not stop.

Bus connections[edit]

Metrobus:

  • Routes 17B & 17L

Fairfax Connector

  • Tysons Corner Express Service (Routes 495F, 495G, 495J, and 495M)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2013, Commonwealth of Virginia" (PDF). Amtrak. November 2013. Retrieved 3 December 2013. 
  2. ^ "Burke Centre, VA station". Great American Stations. Retrieved 10 October 2014. 
  3. ^ Amtrak (January 14, 2010). "Burke Centre Now An Amtrak Stop". Retrieved 2010-01-20. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 38°47′51″N 77°17′54″W / 38.7975°N 77.298287°W / 38.7975; -77.298287