Burke Centre station

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Burke Centre
Burke Centre station, August 2010.jpg
Burke Centre station in August 2010
Location 5671 Roberts Parkway
Burke, Virginia
United States
Coordinates 38°47′51″N 77°17′54″W / 38.79750°N 77.29833°W / 38.79750; -77.29833Coordinates: 38°47′51″N 77°17′54″W / 38.79750°N 77.29833°W / 38.79750; -77.29833
Line(s) Norfolk Southern Railway
Platforms 1 side platform
Tracks 2
Bus stands 3
Connections Bus transport Fairfax Connector: 495
Bus transport Metrobus: 17B, 17L
Construction
Parking 1516 spaces
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Station code BCV (Amtrak)
Fare zone 4 (VRE)
History
Opened June 22, 1992[1]
Rebuilt 2006–2008
Traffic
Passengers (2017) 9,939[2]Increase 9.21% (Amtrak)
Services
Preceding station   BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak   Following station
toward Roanoke
Northeast Regional
Virginia Railway Express
toward Broad Run
Manassas Line

Burke Centre is a railway station in Burke Centre, Burke, Fairfax County, Virginia. It is served by the Virginia Railway Express Manassas Line, as well as one daily Amtrak Northeast Regional round trip.

History[edit]

A Northeast Regional train at Burke Centre station in August 2010

The station opened along with the Manassas Line on June 22, 1992.[1] A large parking garage and bus stands were added in mid-2008 as a $28 million project.[3]

On October 1, 2009, one Amtrak Northeast Regional round trip was extended to Lynchburg. As with Northeast Regional trains on the Fredericksburg Line, trains would stop for VRE passengers under a cross-honoring agreement between Amtrak and VRE.[3] On January 18, 2010, Burke Centre became a full Amtrak stop, with passengers allowed to book travel to and from the station in both directions.[4] Amtrak Cardinal and Crescent trains pass through but do not stop.

Station layout[edit]

G Track 2 Cardinal, Crescent do not stop here →
Track 1 Cardinal, Crescent do not stop here →
Northeast Regional toward Roanoke (Manassas)
Northeast Regional toward New York or Boston (Alexandria)
Manassas Line toward Broad Run (Manassas Park)
Manassas Line toward Union Station (Rolling Road)
Side platform, doors will open on the left, right
Ground level Exit/entrance, ticket machines, park and ride, buses

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Taube, Richard K. (11 August 2008). "Chronology of the Virginia Railway Express: 1964 to Present" (PDF). Virginia Railway Express. Retrieved 16 November 2015. 
  2. ^ "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2017, Commonwealth of Virginia" (PDF). Amtrak Government Affairs. November 2017. Retrieved December 18, 2017. 
  3. ^ a b "Burke Centre, VA". Great American Stations. Amtrak. 
  4. ^ "Burke Centre Now An Amtrak Stop" (PDF) (Press release). Amtrak. January 14, 2010. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Burke Centre station at Wikimedia Commons