Fredericksburg (Amtrak station)

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Fredericksburg
Amtrak station
VREX commuter rail station
Fredericksburg Amtrak station.jpg
The station building, which is now occupied by The Bavarian Chef restaurant.
Station statistics
Address 200 Lafayette Boulevard
Fredericksburg, VA
Coordinates 38°17′54″N 77°27′25″W / 38.298416°N 77.456875°W / 38.298416; -77.456875Coordinates: 38°17′54″N 77°27′25″W / 38.298416°N 77.456875°W / 38.298416; -77.456875
Line(s) Amtrak: VRE:
Connections Local Transit Fredericksburg Regional Transit
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2
Parking Yes
Bicycle facilities Yes; Bike Racks
Other information
Opened 1910
Rebuilt 2010-2011[1]
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Station code FBG
Owned by Thomas H. Mitchell
Fare zone 9 (VRE)
Traffic
Passengers (2013) 106,034[2] Increase 32% (Amtrak)
Services
Ticket Vending Machines(VRE)
Preceding station   BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak   Following station
toward Charlotte
Carolinian
Northeast Regional
Preceding station   Virginia Railway Express   Following station
Terminus Fredericksburg Line

The Fredericksburg Amtrak station is located at 200 Lafayette Boulevard (US BUS 1) in Fredericksburg, Virginia. It is also the terminus of the Virginia Railway Express Fredericksburg Line. Fredericksburg Regional Transit (FRED) was also recently added by the city for the same purpose.

History[edit]

Fredericksburg Station was originally built in 1910 by the Richmond, Fredericksburg and Potomac Railroad, as a replacement for an older ground level station house.[3] The RF&P arrived in Fredericksburg as far back as January 1837. A former Virginia Central Railway Depot can be found on adjacent tracks two blocks to the west on the southwest corner of Lafayette Boulevard and Charles Street.[4][citation needed] [5]

The RF&P's passenger service was taken over by Amtrak in 1971. and commuter service was re-introduced by Virginia Railway Express in 1992 when the station became the southern terminus of the Fredericksburg Line. Since 1997, the station house was occupied by Claiborne's restaurant,[6] until it was replaced in 2010 by the Bavarian Chef Restaurant.[7] The station underwent a major restoration project between 2010 and 2011. When VRE completes and opens the Spotsylvania station in 2015, Fredericksburg station will cease to be a terminus for the line.[8]

Routes[edit]

Bus connections[edit]

Fredericksburg Regional Transit

  • FRED D1, F2, F4, VF1, and VS1.

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to Fredericksburg (Amtrak station) at Wikimedia Commons

Looking northbound towards Washington, before the 2011 renovation.