Quantico station

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Quantico, VA
Quantico station rear, January 2013.jpg
Quantico station in January 2013
Location 550 Railroad Avenue
Quantico, Virginia
United States
Coordinates 38°31′18″N 77°17′35″W / 38.52167°N 77.29306°W / 38.52167; -77.29306Coordinates: 38°31′18″N 77°17′35″W / 38.52167°N 77.29306°W / 38.52167; -77.29306
Owned by CSX Transportation
Operated by Virginia Railway Express
Line(s) RF&P Subdivision
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2
Connections Bus transport OmniLink: R1
Construction
Parking 258
Bicycle facilities Bike Racks
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Station code QAN
Fare zone 6 (VRE)
History
Opened 1872
Rebuilt 1919, 1953
Traffic
Passengers (FY2017[1]) 24,036 Decrease 34.99% (Amtrak)
Services
Preceding station   BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak   Following station
toward Charlotte
Carolinian
toward New York
Northeast Regional
toward Boston South
Virginia Railway Express
toward Spotsylvania
Fredericksburg Line
Planned to open in 2018

Quantico is a train station in Quantico, Virginia, served by two Amtrak trains and the Virginia Railway Express's Fredericksburg Line. The existing station house was originally built by the Richmond, Fredericksburg and Potomac Railroad in 1953. It is located at 550 Railroad Avenue at Potomac Avenue and is surrounded by the Quantico Marine Base.

History[edit]

In 1872, Quantico was the original northern terminus for the Richmond, Fredericksburg and Potomac Railroad. The station also included a freight station on the opposite side of the tracks. Acquisition of the Washington Southern Railroad helped expand the line into Washington, D.C.. In 1919, a two-story railroad station was built to replace the original station, but as the USMC base began to encroach on the area, RF&P was ordered to rebuild the station in 1953 in order to conform to similar design standards of the base.[2] RF&P ceased passenger operations in 1971 and the station has been used by Amtrak ever since then. The Virginia Railway Express established the Fredericksburg Line in 1992, and Quantico became one of the stations used along the line.

Station layout[edit]

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

G Side platform, doors will open on the right
Southbound Fredericksburg Line toward Spotsylvania (Brooke)
Northeast Regional toward Norfolk or Newport News (Fredericksburg)
Carolinian toward Charlotte (Fredericksburg)
Silver Service, Palmetto, Auto Train do not stop here
Northbound Silver Service, Palmetto, and Auto Train do not stop here →
Carolinian toward New York (Alexandria)
Northeast Regional toward Boston (Lorton)
Fredericksburg Line toward Union Station (Rippon)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Ground level Entrance/exit to street

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Great American Stations: Quantico, VA (QAN)". The Great American Stations. Amtrak. Retrieved January 3, 2018.
  2. ^ Richmond, Fredericksburg & Potomac Railroad (TrainWeb)

External links[edit]

Media related to Quantico station at Wikimedia Commons