Norfolk station (Amtrak)

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Norfolk, VA
Norfolk station building, August 2014.JPG
The 2013-constructed station building at Norfolk
Location280 Park Avenue
Norfolk, Virginia
Owned byCity of Norfolk and Norfolk Southern Railway
Platforms1 side platform
Tracks3
ConnectionsMainline rail interchange Tide Light Rail at Harbor Park station
Construction
ParkingYes
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Station codeNFK, (station details)
History
OpenedDecember 12, 2012
RebuiltDecember 2, 2013
Passengers
201747,493[1]Increase 7.17% (Amtrak)
Services
Preceding station BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak Following station
Terminus Northeast Regional Petersburg

Norfolk station is a train station in Norfolk, Virginia.[2] It is the terminus of a branch of Amtrak's Northeast Regional service which begins in Boston. Service began on December 12, 2012.[3] This station returned intercity passenger rail service to Norfolk proper for the first time since 1977 when the Mountaineer ended. Norfolk was previously served by several railroads, including Norfolk & Western at Norfolk Terminal Station (demolished 1963), and then by N&W and Amtrak at Lambert's Point station.

The $3.75 million brick and glass depot, financed by the city, opened on December 2, 2013. It was designed by architects and engineers with the Michael Baker Corporation and includes a three story tower. Prior to the depot's completion, passengers only used the concrete platform.[4]

The station is adjacent to the Harbor Park baseball stadium along the Elizabeth River on the eastern edge of downtown. The Tide light rail system has an adjacent station at Harbor Park, allowing for connections from Amtrak to the light rail service. Amtrak Thruway Motorcoach service connects to Newport News station, effectively doubling the frequency between each station and Washington.

A third Northeast Regional weekday round trip is planned, as of 2020, under a major spending initiative by the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation.[5] In addition, the Southeast High Speed Rail Corridor proposal includes Norfolk as a branch terminus, and has received funding for right-of-way acquisition in North Carolina and Virginia.

Routes[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2017, Commonwealth of Virginia" (PDF). Amtrak Government Affairs. November 2017. Retrieved 19 December 2017.
  2. ^ http://www.norfolk.gov/pdf/Norfolk_Amtrak_Station_Fact_Sheet_11_12.pdf
  3. ^ "Amtrak rolls out ticket prices for Norfolk". Norfolk Virginian-Pilot. 30 August 2012. Retrieved 30 August 2012.
  4. ^ "Norfolk, VA Station". Amtrak. Retrieved 10 October 2014.
  5. ^ https://www.governor.virginia.gov/newsroom/all-releases/2019/december/headline-850120-en.html

External links[edit]

Media related to Norfolk station at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 36°50′36″N 76°16′33″W / 36.8433°N 76.2759°W / 36.8433; -76.2759