Quantico (Amtrak station)
VREX commuter rail station
|Address||550 Railroad Avenue
Quantico, VA, 22134
|Platforms||2 side platforms|
|Bicycle facilities||Bike Racks|
|Owned by||Richmond, Fredericksburg & Potomac Railroad|
|Passengers (2013)||38,211 6.2% (Amtrak)|
The Quantico (Amtrak station) is located at 550 Railroad Avenue at Potomac Avenue in Quantico, Virginia. It also serves the Virginia Railway Express Fredericksburg Line. Quantico's existing station house was originally built by the Richmond, Fredericksburg and Potomac Railroad in 1953. The station is practically dominated, if not surrounded, by the Quantico Marine Base.
In 1872, Quantico was the original northern terminus for the Richmond, Fredericksburg and Potomac Railroad. The station also included a freight station on the opposite side of the tracks. Acquisition of the Washington Southern Railroad helped expand the line into Washington, D.C.. In 1919, a two story railroad station was built to replace the original station, but as the USMC base began to encroach on the area, RF&P was ordered to rebuild the station in 1953 in order to conform to similar design standards of the base. RF&P ceased passenger operations in 1971 and the station has been used by Amtrak ever since then. The Virginia Railway Express established the Fredericksburg Line in 1992, and Quantico became one of the stations used along the line.
- OmniLink Route 1
- "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2013, Commonwealth of Virginia" (PDF). Amtrak. November 2013. Retrieved 3 December 2013.
- Richmond, Fredericksburg & Potomac Railroad (TrainWeb)
- Amtrak – Stations – Quantico, VA
- VRE - Quantico Train Station
- Quantico Amtrak-VRE Station (USA Rail Guide -- Train Web)
- Quantico (QAN) Great American Stations (Amtrak)
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