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
Bus operators Bus transport Fairfax Connector
Bus transport Metrobus
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 (FY2015) 7,241 (Amtrak yearly)[2] (Amtrak)
Services
Preceding station   BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak   Following station
toward Lynchburg
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 Center 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.

Bus connections[edit]

Metrobus:

  • Routes 17B & 17L

Fairfax Connector:

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

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, FY2015, Commonwealth of Virginia" (PDF). Amtrak Government Affairs. November 2015. Retrieved May 1, 2016. 
  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