Fredericksburg (Amtrak station)
The old RFP station building is currently occupied by The Bavarian Chef restaurant
|Location||200 Lafayette Boulevard
|Owned by||CSX Transportation|
|Operated by||Virginia Railway Express|
|Platforms||2 side platforms|
|Connections||Fredericksburg Regional Transit|
|Bicycle facilities||Bike racks|
|Fare zone||9 (VRE)|
|Passengers (FY2014)||111,999 5.63% (Amtrak)|
Fredericksburg Station was originally built in 1910 by the Richmond, Fredericksburg and Potomac Railroad, as a replacement for an older ground level station house. 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. 
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, until it was replaced in 2010 by the Bavarian Chef Restaurant. The station underwent a major restoration project between 2010 and 2011. The line was extended to a new terminus at Spotsylvania station in November 2015 with the hopes of easing the parking crunch at Fredericksburg.
Fredericksburg Regional Transit:
- FRED D1, F2, F4, VF1, and VS1.
- Fredericksburg Station Restoration (VREonline; YouTube)
- "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2014, Commonwealth of Virginia" (PDF). Amtrak. November 2014. Retrieved 27 April 2015.
- 1905 Postcard of Fredericksburg station at ground level (TrainWeb)
- Dynamic Depot Maps (Fredericksburg, Virginia)
- Former Fredericksburg Virginia Central Railroad Depot
- "After 12 years, Claiborne's closes: Claiborne's closes suddenly," by Emily Battle (Fredericksburg.com; September 9, 2009 )
- The Bavarian Chef in Fredericksburg
- Lazo, Luz (15 November 2015). "VRE Spotsylvania station to open Monday". Washington Post. Retrieved 16 November 2015.
Media related to Fredericksburg (Amtrak station) at Wikimedia Commons