Quantico (Amtrak station)

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Quantico
Amtrak station
VREX commuter rail station
Quantico Train Station.jpg
Station statistics
Address 550 Railroad Avenue
Quantico, VA, 22134
Coordinates 38°31′18″N 77°17′35″W / 38.5217°N 77.2931°W / 38.5217; -77.2931Coordinates: 38°31′18″N 77°17′35″W / 38.5217°N 77.2931°W / 38.5217; -77.2931
Line(s) Amtrak: VRE:
Connections OmniRide Commuter
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2
Parking 258
Bicycle facilities Bike Racks
Other information
Opened 1872
Rebuilt 1919, 1953
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Station code QAN
Owned by Richmond, Fredericksburg & Potomac Railroad
Fare zone 6(VRE)
Traffic
Passengers (2013) 38,211[1] Increase 6.2% (Amtrak)
Services
Preceding station   BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak   Following station
toward Charlotte
Carolinian
Northeast Regional
Virginia Railway Express
Fredericksburg Line

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.

History[edit]

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.[2] 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.

Routes[edit]

Bus connections[edit]

OmniLink Commuter

  • OmniLink Route 1

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