Fredericksburg station

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Fredericksburg
Fredericksburg station 2017.jpg
The old RFP station building is currently occupied by The Bavarian Chef restaurant
Location 200 Lafayette Boulevard
Fredericksburg, Virginia
United States
Coordinates 38°17′54″N 77°27′25″W / 38.29833°N 77.45694°W / 38.29833; -77.45694Coordinates: 38°17′54″N 77°27′25″W / 38.29833°N 77.45694°W / 38.29833; -77.45694
Owned by CSX Transportation
Operated by Virginia Railway Express
Line(s) RF&P Subdivision
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2
Connections Bus transport Fredericksburg Regional Transit: D1, F2, F4, VF1, VS1
Construction
Parking Yes
Bicycle facilities Bike racks
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Station code FBG
Fare zone 9 (VRE)
History
Opened 1910
Rebuilt 2010–2011[1]
Traffic
Passengers (FY2015) 117,423[2]Increase 10.47% (Amtrak)
Services
Preceding station   BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak   Following station
toward Charlotte
Carolinian
toward New York
toward Miami
Silver Meteor
toward New York
Northeast Regional
toward Boston South
Virginia Railway Express
Terminus
Fredericksburg Line

Fredericksburg is a passenger rail station in Fredericksburg, Virginia. It is served by Amtrak's Carolinian and Northeast Regional lines, Silver Meteor, and the Virginia Railway Express's Fredericksburg Line. It is located on Lafayette Boulevard (US BUS 1).

History[edit]

The Seaboard Air Line Railroad's Silver Star at Fredricksburg on February 8, 1969

The Fredericksburg station was originally built in 1910 by the Richmond, Fredericksburg and Potomac Railroad, as a replacement for an older ground level station house.[3] 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.[4][citation needed][5]

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,[6] until it was replaced in 2010 by the Bavarian Chef Restaurant.[7] The station underwent a major restoration project between 2010 and 2011.[1]

The line was extended to a new terminus at Spotsylvania station in November 2015 with the hopes of easing the parking crunch at Fredericksburg.[8]

In June 2017, the VRE board approved a $431,000 to repair the western sections of platform, with plans to add an additional stair tower. Further in the future, plans for the Southeast High Speed Rail Corridor call for a third track and an expanded station slightly to the east.[1]

Station layout[edit]

Fredericksburg has two side platforms serving both Amtrak and Virginia Railway Express service. Amtrak's Silver Star, Palmetto, and Auto Train services pass through the station without stopping.

P
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Southbound Fredericksburg Line toward Spotsylvania (Terminus)
Northeast Regional toward Norfolk or Newport News (Richmond – Staples Mill Road)
Carolinian toward Charlotte (Richmond – Staples Mill Road)
Silver Meteor toward Miami (Richmond – Staples Mill Road)
Silver Star, Palmetto, Auto Train do not stop here
Northbound Silver Star, Palmetto, Auto Train do not stop here →
Silver Meteor toward New York (Alexandria)
Carolinian toward New York (Quantico)
Northeast Regional toward Boston (Quantico)
Fredericksburg Line toward Union Station (Leeland Road)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
G Ground level Station building, entrance/exit to street

Notes[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to Fredericksburg (Amtrak station) at Wikimedia Commons