Richmond Staples Mill Road station

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Richmond – Staples Mill Road
Richmond Staples Mill Road Station Building.JPG
Staples Mill Road station from the parking lot
Location7519 Staples Mill Road US 33.svg
Dumbarton(Richmond), VA 23228
Coordinates37°37′04″N 77°29′49″W / 37.6178°N 77.4969°W / 37.6178; -77.4969Coordinates: 37°37′04″N 77°29′49″W / 37.6178°N 77.4969°W / 37.6178; -77.4969
Owned byAmtrak
Platforms2 island platforms
Tracks5
ConnectionsIntercity Bus Amtrak Thruway Motorcoach Shuttle Bus GRTC: 18
Construction
ParkingYes; paid
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Station codeRVR
History
Opened1975
Traffic
Passengers (2017)373,832 annually[1]Increase 4.95% (Amtrak)
Services
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The Richmond Staples Mill Road Amtrak station is located in Henrico County, about 5 miles (8 km) north of downtown Richmond. The station was designed by David Volkert and Associates, and was built in 1975 as a replacement for Main Street Station in downtown Richmond, which had been heavily damaged by flooding from Hurricane Agnes.[2] The station has an indoor waiting room with restrooms, a snack bar, and a teller window.

Richmond Staples Mill Road station platform entrance

Nearby modes of transportation[edit]

There are pedestrian sidewalks along Staples Mill Road, but the area surrounding the train station is a suburban sprawl area built in the 1970s. A designated line-up area for taxicabs is onsite next to the train station parking lot. GRTC bus service is available (via the Henrico County Government Center Shuttle 18). There are a few rental car agencies within a couple of miles of the station. The payment for parking is through a set of self-service ticketing kiosks. Parking at the station is less than $10/day. The parking lot gets very crowded near train arrival and departure times.

Train service[edit]

As of 2017, the station is served by the following trains, all of which continue north to Washington Union Station and New York Pennsylvania Station (some continuing as far north as Boston's South Station):[3]

Future transportation plans in Richmond[edit]

Henrico County has been pursuing the development of a new multi-mode transportation center, served by both rail and bus lines; under this proposal, Staples Mill Road Station would be the site of the new station and would receive significant improvements to the building.[2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2017, Commonwealth of Virginia" (PDF). Amtrak Government Affairs. November 2017. Retrieved 21 December 2017.
  2. ^ a b "RICHMOND - STAPLES MILL ROAD STATION, VA (RVR)". Great American Stations (Amtrak). Retrieved 27 June 2010.
  3. ^ "Virginia Service" (PDF). Amtrak.com. Retrieved 2017-06-08.

External links[edit]

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