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SOLD OUT TRAIN GETS FOUR MORE CARS TO MEET DEMAND FOR THE FIRST TRAIN FROM NORFOLK

SOLD OUT TRAIN GETS FOUR MORE CARS TO MEET DEMAND FOR THE FIRST TRAIN FROM NORFOLK
More tickets on sale for Dec. 12 debut of new service

“The remarkable demand to ride this new service proves Hampton Roads is ready to park congestion and ride the train through Virginia and into the Northeast,” said Thelma Drake, Director of the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation.

“It is encouraging to see such strong support for the new Norfolk service and we are pleased to offer additional capacity on the first day of operation,” said Amtrak President and CEO Joseph Boardman.

Passengers may book travel via Amtrakvirginia.com, the mobile app, or by calling 1-800-USA-RAIL for any station along the route between Norfolk and Boston using the train numbers below:

Northbound Norfolk Service

Days
Train Number
Departs Norfolk
Arrives Washington, DC
Monday – Friday
174
4:50 a.m.
9:44 a.m.
Saturday – Sunday
88
6:05 a.m.
10:55 a.m.

Southbound Norfolk Service

Days
Train Number
Departs Washington, DC
Arrives Norfolk
Monday – Friday
125
3:55 p.m.
8:50 p.m.
Saturday
71
7:00 p.m.
11:48 p.m.
Sunday
157
4:00 p.m.
8:48 p.m.

The round-trip train will bring intercity passenger rail service to Norfolk for the first time since 1977, and will link Norfolk with a same-seat ride to Richmond, Washington, DC, New York City and more. 

About Amtrak Virginia:
Amtrak Virginia is a program developed by the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation (DRPT) and Amtrak to provide more rail travel choices in Virginia.  The new service promotes economic, tourism and environmental benefits. For more information visit amtrakvirginia.com.

About Amtrak®:
Amtrak is America’s Railroad®, the nation’s intercity passenger rail service and its high-speed rail operator.  A record 31.2 million passengers traveled on Amtrak in FY 2012 on more than 300 daily trains – at speeds up to 150 mph (241 kph) – that connect 46 states, the District of Columbia and three Canadian Provinces. Amtrak operates intercity trains in partnership with 15 states and contracts with 13 commuter rail agencies to provide a variety of services.  Enjoy the journey® at Amtrak.com or call 800-USA-RAIL for schedules, fares and more information.  Join us on facebook.com/Amtrak and follow us attwitter.com/Amtrak.

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