Quantico station

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Quantico, VA
Quantico station rear, January 2013.jpg
Quantico station in January 2013
Location550 Railroad Avenue
Quantico, Virginia
United States
Coordinates38°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 byCSX Transportation
Operated byVirginia Railway Express
Line(s)RF&P Subdivision
Platforms2 side platforms
Tracks2
ConnectionsBus transport OmniLink: R1
Construction
Parking258
Bicycle facilitiesBike Racks
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Station codeQAN
Fare zone6 (VRE)
History
Opened1872
Rebuilt1919, 1953
Traffic
Passengers (FY2017[1])24,036 Decrease 34.99% (Amtrak)
Services
Preceding station BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak Following station
Fredericksburg
toward Charlotte
Carolinian Alexandria
toward New York
Fredericksburg Northeast Regional Woodbridge
Preceding station Virginia Railway Express Following station
Brooke Fredericksburg Line Rippon
Potomac Shores
Planned to open in 2020

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. It is served by Amtrak's Carolinian, as well as Northeast Regional trains bound for Hampton Roads (either Newport News or Norfolk). 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 Meteor,      Silver Star,      Palmetto,      Auto Train do not stop here
Northbound      Silver Meteor,      Silver Star,      Palmetto,      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