Quantico station in January 2013
|Location||550 Railroad Avenue|
|Owned by||CSX Transportation|
|Operated by||Virginia Railway Express|
|Platforms||2 side platforms|
|Bicycle facilities||Bike Racks|
|Fare zone||6 (VRE)|
|Passengers (FY2017)||24,036 34.99% (Amtrak)|
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.
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. 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.
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|
- "The Great American Stations: Quantico, VA (QAN)". The Great American Stations. Amtrak. Retrieved January 3, 2018.
- Richmond, Fredericksburg & Potomac Railroad (TrainWeb)
Media related to Quantico station at Wikimedia Commons
- Quantico, VA – Amtrak
- VRE - Quantico Train Station
- Quantico Amtrak-VRE Station (USA Rail Guide -- Train Web)
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