Northeast Regional

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Northeast Regional
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ACS-64 locomotive #600 leads a Northeast Regional through Maryland in 2014
Overview
Service type Regional rail / intercity rail
High-speed rail (only certain portions of route)
Locale Northeastern United States, Mid-Atlantic United States
First service2008 (renamed from Regional)
Current operator(s) Amtrak
Ridership8,686,930 (FY18) [1]
Route
Start Boston, Springfield, Massachusetts, or New York City
Stops55 including all branches
End Norfolk, Richmond, Newport News, Roanoke, Virginia, or Washington, D.C.
Distance travelled678 mi (1,091 km) (longest distance: Newport News–Boston)
Average journey time14 hours 5 minutes (greatest travel time: Roanoke–Boston)
Service frequency50+ trains per day [2] [3] [4]
On-board services
Class(es) Coach and Business
Seating arrangementsAirline-style coach seating
Catering facilitiesOn-board café
Baggage facilitiesChecked baggage available at selected stations
Technical
Rolling stock Amfleet I coaches
Siemens ACS-64 locomotives
GE Genesis locomotives
Track gauge 4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm) standard gauge
Operating speedUp to 125 mph (201 km/h)

The Northeast Regional is a regional rail service operated by Amtrak in the Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic United States. In the past it has been known as the NortheastDirect, Acela Regional, or Regional. It is the busiest Amtrak route, carrying 8,686,930 passengers in fiscal year (FY) 2018, a 1.4% increase over the 8.57 million passengers in FY2017. [1] The Northeast Regional service earned over $613.9 million in gross ticket revenue in FY2016, a 0.4% increase over the $611.7 million earned during FY2015. [5]

Contents

There is daily all-reserved service about every hour during the day. Trains generally run along the Northeast Corridor between Boston, Massachusetts, and Washington, D.C., via New York City. Extensions and branches provide service to Richmond, Newport News, Norfolk and Roanoke, Virginia and Hartford Line trains serve Springfield, Massachusetts.

Travel times are about 4.5 hours between Norfolk or Newport News and Washington, 5 hours between Roanoke and Washington, under two hours between Washington and Philadelphia, 1.5 hours between Philadelphia and New York, 3.5 hours between New York and Springfield, and 4 hours between New York and Boston. [2] [3] [4] Travel times between Washington and New York are typically slightly faster than the equivalent travel time by car. [6]

Equipment

A typical Northeast Regional with an ACS-64 locomotive and Amfleet passenger cars at New London Union Station Amtrak 606 entering New London Union Station, September 2014.JPG
A typical Northeast Regional with an ACS-64 locomotive and Amfleet passenger cars at New London Union Station

Trains usually have 7 to 10 cars with one or two locomotives pulling, although they may be as long as 14 cars during peak travel periods. [7]

The passenger cars are the rebuilt Amfleet I series passenger cars built by the Budd Company in the mid to late 1970s. Since May 2008, Northeast Regional trains have the Café Car in the middle of the train. The Coach Class car adjacent to business class is designated the quiet car, where passengers are asked to refrain from loud talking and mobile phone conversations. If a second Café Car is present, it is only used for passenger seating. The overnight Northeast Regional trains 65, 66, and 67 have a different configuration from the other Northeast Regional trains. These trains offer a limited number of business-class seats at the front of the Café Car, instead of having a dedicated Business Class car. The overnight trains have a baggage car used for baggage service. [7]

Between Boston and Washington, the service has overhead electric wires and largely travels over Amtrak-owned tracks. This segment reaches speeds of 125 mph (201 km/h) with Siemens ACS-64 electric locomotives built from 2012–2015. The ACS-64 locomotives replaced the AEM-7 locomotives in June 2016 and the HHP-8s in November 2014. [8]

Northeast Regional trains operating on the lines in Virginia and the New Haven–Springfield Line use GE P42DC diesel locomotives and have lower top speeds of 110mph. Because the Virginian segments use freight railroad tracks, these trains are more likely to suffer delays due to congested tracks.[ citation needed ]

History

The NortheastDirect branding was used for most Northeast Regional services between 1995 and 2003 Amtrak NortheastDirect train at Wilmington, 1990s.jpg
The NortheastDirect branding was used for most Northeast Regional services between 1995 and 2003
An HHP-8 locomotive in Acela Regional branding at South Station, Boston, in 2002 Acela Regional in Boston South Station.jpg
An HHP-8 locomotive in Acela Regional branding at South Station, Boston, in 2002

The services along the line, as inherited from Penn Central, once had their own names, such as the "Yankee Clipper" and the "Federal"; typically a name applied to at most one train and its "twin" in the opposite direction. Electrification ended at New Haven, Connecticut, requiring an engine change. On October 28, 1995, Amtrak introduced the "NortheastDirect" brand for all trains on the Northeast Corridor (and its extension to Newport News, Virginia) except for the express Metroliner and hourly Clocker services. The November 10, 1996, timetable restored the old names in addition to the NortheastDirect brand. [9] The names (except the Twilight Shoreliner ) were dropped with the May 16, 1999, schedule. [10] In 2000 Amtrak completed electrifying the route from New Haven to Boston in preparation for the introduction of the Acela Express , thereby eliminating the engine change at New Haven. The first two all-electric round-trips to and from Boston were branded Acela Regional and equipped with refurbished Amfleet cars painted in the Acela-like "Capstone" livery. All-electric service began on January 31, 2000. [11] The NortheastDirect branding continued to be used for trains which changed from electric to diesel traction in New Haven. [12]

Due to customer confusion with the Acela Express, the name was changed again on March 17, 2003, to "Regional" [13] As part of rebranding and service improvements, the name was changed to "Northeast Regional" on June 23, 2008 (though it also appeared on schedules several months beforehand.) [14] [15]

On May 12, 2015, Northeast Regional Train 188, traveling from Washington, D.C., to New York City, derailed in the Port Richmond neighborhood of Philadelphia, killing eight people and injuring more than 200 people. The train derailed along a curve and was determined to have been traveling at a speed of about 100 mph, exceeding the limit of 50 mph on that curve. [16] This speed limit was not posted; engineers on that route are expected to rely on memory to control the speed of the train. Additionally, the train was suspected to have been hit by a projectile, as was a commuter train in the area shortly before the derailment. [17]

Virginia service

The Colonial at Fredericksburg in the 1980s Amtrak Colonial 1980s postcard.jpg
The Colonial at Fredericksburg in the 1980s

Some Northeast Regional trains continue into Virginia, serving Richmond, Norfolk, Newport News, Roanoke, and points in between. These tracks are not electrified and are owned by freight railroads; some segments including tracks through Acca Yard in Richmond have severe speed restrictions.[ citation needed ]

After Amtrak took over intercity passenger service on May 1, 1971, rail service in Virginia was limited to a small number of long-distance trains, where they were often not suited to regional travel. Regional service south to Newport News began on June 14, 1976, when Amtrak ended the Newport News section of the James Whitcomb Riley and the Colonial was added in its place with two daily round trips from Boston to Newport News via Alexandria, Richmond and Williamsburg. The long-standing service has sufficiently high farebox recovery that no subsidy from Virginia is required.[ citation needed ]

Map of Transdominion Express routes as proposed Trans Dominion Express.svg
Map of Transdominion Express routes as proposed
A Virginian Northeast Regional crosses the James River near Lynchburg in 2011 Amtrak Across the James.jpg
A Virginian Northeast Regional crosses the James River near Lynchburg in 2011

From 1996 to 2007, six different studies were performed on the Transdominion Express project, which would have created two new intercity rail routes from Bristol to Richmond and Washington. The final study recommended against the full plan, citing high cost and low ridership, and instead proposed that any further action be focused on corridors with the highest ratio of demand to cost. Fully 70% of the predicted ridership was between Washington and Lynchburg (already served by the Crescent ) and 96% between Washington and Bristol, while Richmond demand was largely for north-south service on the existing route. [18]

Virginia and Amtrak partnered in 2009 under the brand Amtrak Virginia to expand passenger rail service within the Commonwealth, making Virginia the 15th state to fund state services in addition to federally funded routes. [19] One daily Northeast Regional round trip was extended to from Washington to Lynchburg via Manassas and Charlottesville on October 1, 2009, supplementing the existing Crescent service. [20] In the first month, ridership doubled expectations. [21] On July 20, 2010, Amtrak added an additional Northeast Regional frequency from Washington to Richmond Staples Mill Road station, increasing the Washington-Richmond corridor to eight daily round trips with hourly northbound morning service. [22]

A further extension south from Richmond to Norfolk along Norfolk Southern tracks was planned by the Department of Rail & Public Transportation (DRPT), and the Commonwealth of Virginia in cooperation with Amtrak. Certain track upgrades (e.g., passing sidings, replacing track to increase operating speeds) between Richmond and Norfolk that were necessary to enable this extension were funded jointly by Norfolk Southern and DRPT. Service started on December 12, 2012. [23] A second daily Norfolk round trip on weekdays was added on March 4, 2019. [24] Schedules for the Newport News trains are also being modified to improve service to the Hampton Roads region. [25]

On August 9, 2013, it was announced that Amtrak hoped to complete track and infrastructure upgrades in order to bring train service to Roanoke by 2016. [26] The project encountered delays, and by late 2016 service was planned to begin in late 2017 with a single train extended from Lynchburg serving the city daily after construction of the Roanoke station platform, which was to begin in early 2017 and take most of the year. [27] Amtrak began service to Roanoke on October 31, 2017. [28]

On December 19, 2019, Virginia Governor Ralph Northam and rail company CSX Transportation announced a deal to expand rail service in Virginia including Amtrak Virginia service. This deal will include doubling the frequency of Amtrak service between Richmond and Washington. [29] [30]

Classes of service

Effective April 25, 2005, Amtrak abolished unreserved seating on these trains. Reservations may be made at any time up to eleven months in advance, either online or by phone. Tickets may also be purchased at a station ticket window or through a ticketing machine. [33] Starting January 11, 2020, Business Class passengers will be able to reserve their seat in advance, similar to First Class passengers aboard Acela Express trains. Currently, seats are open on a first come, first serve basis. [34]

Route

Amtrak Northeast Regional (interactive map) Amtrak Northeast Regional.svg
Amtrak Northeast Regional (interactive map)

Most Northeast Regional trains operate over the Northeast Corridor between Boston and Washington (via New York, Philadelphia, and Baltimore). The corridor is owned, in part, by Amtrak, the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA), Metro-North Railroad (MNRR), and the Connecticut Department of Transportation (CDOT). [35]

Some trips diverge at New Haven and turn north to serve Springfield, Massachusetts, operating over the New Haven–Springfield Line owned wholly by Amtrak. The Hartford Line provides supplemental service along this line, with timed connections to/from certain Northeast Regional trips. [3]

Several trips continue south of Washington D.C. to Virginia, running to either Roanoke, Richmond, Newport News, or Norfolk. All Virginia service uses the ex-Richmond, Fredericksburg and Potomac Railroad, now CSX, between Washington and Alexandria, Virginia. South of Alexandria, trains to Roanoke use the Norfolk Southern (ex-Southern Railway, ex-Virginia Midland Railway). Trains to Richmond, Norfolk and Newport News use the following CSX tracks between Alexandria and Richmond:

South of Richmond, trains to Newport News use the CSX Peninsula Subdivision. Trains to Norfolk use the CSX North End Subdivision and Norfolk Southern's Norfolk District (ex-Norfolk and Western Railway).

Until around 1999 some service to Springfield continued east to Boston, for an alternate Inland Route between New York and Boston. One weekend train stayed on this route until the November 1, 2004, schedule.

One train, the Federal ( Twilight Shoreliner until 2004), formerly carried an overnight sleeper between Washington and Boston, giving the corridor 24-hour service; the Federal name (briefly resurrected in 2004) is no longer used, and an ordinary all-coach Northeast Regional runs in its place.

Amtrak receives federal funding for its operations between Boston and Washington, D.C. Northeast Regional operations south of Washington are funded by the Commonwealth of Virginia. Operations along the New Haven–Springfield Line are funded by the State of Connecticut and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Station stops

StateTown/CityStationConnections
South Station, Old Saybrook, and intermediate stations are used only for service to and from Boston, Massachusetts
Massachusetts Boston South Station Amtrak: Acela , Lake Shore Limited
MBTA Commuter Rail: Fairmount Line, Framingham/Worcester Line, Franklin Line, Needham Line, Old Colony Lines, Greenbush Line Providence/Stoughton Line
MBTA Bus Routes: 4, 7, 11, 448, 449, 459
MBTA subway: Red Line, Silver Line (Phase II)
Back Bay Amtrak: Acela , Lake Shore Limited
MBTA Commuter Rail: Framingham/Worcester Line, Franklin Line, Needham Line, Providence/Stoughton Line
MBTA Bus Routes: 10, 39, 170
MBTA subway: Orange Line
Westwood Route 128 Amtrak: Acela
MBTA Commuter Rail: Providence/Stoughton Line
Rhode Island Providence Providence Amtrak: Acela
MBTA Commuter Rail: Providence/Stoughton Line
RIPTA Buses: 50, 51, 55, 56, 57, 58, 72, R-Line
West Kingston Kingston RIPTA Buses: 64, 66
Westerly Westerly RIPTA Buses: 95X, 204, 301
Connecticut Mystic Mystic none
New London New London Amtrak: Acela
CTrail: Shore Line East
SEAT Buses
Old Saybrook Old Saybrook CTrail: Shore Line East
Estuary Transit District: Routes 641, 642, 643, 644
Springfield, New Haven State Street, and intermediate stations are used only for service to and from Springfield, Massachusetts
Massachusetts Springfield Springfield Amtrak: Lake Shore Limited , Hartford Line , Vermonter
CTrail: Hartford Line
PVTA: The Loop, G1, G2, G3, B4, G5, B6, B7, R10, P11E, B12E, R14, B17, P20, P20E, P21, P21E, X92 [36]
Peter Pan Bus Lines [37]
Connecticut Windsor Locks Windsor Locks Amtrak: Hartford Line , Vermonter
CTrail: Hartford Line
CTtransit: 905 [38]
Windsor Windsor Amtrak: Hartford Line
CTrail: Hartford Line
CTtransit: 32, 34, 36 [39]
Hartford Hartford Amtrak: Hartford Line , Vermonter
CTrail: Hartford Line
CTtransit Hartford: 30, 60, 62, 64, 66, 72, 74, 76, 82, 83, 84, 101, 102, 128, 913, 950, dash, Asylum Hill commuter shuttle, Bradley Flyer
CTfastrak: 101, 102, 128, 923, 924, 925, 928 [40]
Kensington Berlin Amtrak: Hartford Line
CTrail: Hartford Line
CTtransit New Britain: 512 [41]
Meriden Meriden Amtrak: Hartford Line , Vermonter
CTrail: Hartford Line
CTtransit Meriden: 215, 561, 563, 564, 565, 566, M-Link [42]
Wallingford Wallingford Amtrak: Hartford Line
CTrail: Hartford Line
CTtransit Wallingford: 215, 291, 292 [43]
New Haven State Street Amtrak: Hartford Line
CTrail: Hartford Line, Shore Line East
CTtransit New Haven: 204, 206, 212, 223, 274, 278
Metro-North Railroad: New Haven Line (limited service) [44]
Union Station Amtrak: Acela , Hartford Line , Vermonter
CTrail: Hartford Line, Shore Line East
CTtransit New Haven: 271, New Haven Commuter Connection, Union Station Shuttle
Metro-North Railroad: New Haven Line
Greyhound Lines
Peter Pan Bus Lines [45]
Bridgeport Bridgeport Amtrak: Vermonter
CTrail: Shore Line East
GBTA: Coastal Link, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17
Metro-North Railroad: New Haven Line, Waterbury Branch
Stamford Stamford Amtrak: Acela , Vermonter
CTrail: Shore Line East
CTtransit Stamford: 311, 312, 313, 321, 322, 323, 331, 332, 333, 334, 341, 342, 343, 344, I-BUS Express (971), Stamford Commuter Shuttle, Bulls Head, North, Route 1 East
Metro-North Railroad: New Haven Line, New Canaan Branch
New York New Rochelle New Rochelle Bee-Line: 7, 30, 42, 45, 60, 61, 62, 66, 91
Metro-North Railroad: New Haven Line
New York City Penn Station Amtrak: Acela , Adirondack , Cardinal , Carolinian , Crescent , Empire Service , Ethan Allen Express , Keystone Service , Lake Shore Limited , Maple Leaf , Palmetto , Pennsylvanian , Silver Meteor , Silver Star , Vermonter
LIRR: Main Line, Port Washington Branch
NJ Transit: North Jersey Coast Line, Northeast Corridor Line, Gladstone Branch, Montclair-Boonton Line, Morristown Line
NYC Subway: 1 , 2 , 3 , A , C , E , B , D , F , <F> , M , N , Q , R , and W trains
NYC Transit buses: M7, M20, M34 / M34A Select Bus Service, Q32
PATH: Hoboken–33rd Street, Journal Square–33rd Street, Journal Square–33rd Street (via Hoboken)
New Jersey Newark Newark Penn Station Amtrak: Acela , Cardinal , Carolinian , Crescent , Keystone Service , Palmetto , Pennsylvanian , Silver Meteor , Silver Star , Vermonter
NJ Transit: Newark City Subway, Newark Light Rail, North Jersey Coast Line, Northeast Corridor Line, Raritan Valley Line, 1, 5, 11*, 21, 25, 28*, 29*, 30*, 34, 39, 40, 41* 62, 67, 70, 71, 72, 73, 76, 78*, 79*, 108, 308*, 319, 361*, 375*, 378*, go25* *Limited service
PATH: Newark–World Trade Center
Coach USA: 31, 44
Newark Airport AirTrain Newark: to Newark Liberty International Airport
Amtrak: Keystone Service
NJ Transit: North Jersey Coast Line, Northeast Corridor Line
Iselin Metropark Amtrak: Acela , Keystone Service , Vermonter
NJ Transit: Northeast Corridor Line 48, 801, 802, 803, 804, 805
New Brunswick New Brunswick Amtrak: Keystone Service
NJ Transit: Northeast Corridor Line, 810, 811, 814, 815, 818, 980
West Windsor Princeton Junction Amtrak: Keystone Service , Pennsylvanian
NJ Transit: Northeast Corridor Line, Princeton Branch, 600, 612
Trenton Trenton Amtrak: Acela , Cardinal , Carolinian , Crescent , Keystone Service , Palmetto , Pennsylvanian , Silver Star , Silver Meteor , Vermonter
NJ Transit: Northeast Corridor Line, River Line, 409, 418, 600, 601, 604, 606, 608, 609, 611, 619
SEPTA Regional Rail: Trenton Line
SEPTA Suburban Transit Division: 127
Pennsylvania Cornwells Heights Cornwells Heights Amtrak: Keystone Service
SEPTA Regional Rail: Trenton Line
SEPTA City Transit Division: 78
SEPTA Suburban Transit Division: 133
Philadelphia North Philadelphia Amtrak: Keystone Service
SEPTA Regional Rail: Trenton Line, Chestnut Hill West Line
SEPTA City Transit Division: Broad Street Subway, 4 , 16 , 54
30th Street Station Amtrak: Acela , Cardinal , Carolinian , Crescent , Keystone Service , Palmetto , Pennsylvanian , Silver Meteor , Silver Star , Vermonter
NJ Transit: Atlantic City Line
SEPTA City Transit Division: Market–Frankford Line, SEPTA Subway–Surface Trolley Lines (Route 10, Route 11, Route 13, Route 34, Route 36), 9 , 12 , 21 , 30 , 31 , 42 , 44 , 49 , 62 , LUCY
SEPTA Suburban Transit Division: 124 , 125
SEPTA Regional Rail: Airport Line, Warminster Line, Wilmington/Newark Line, West Trenton Line, Media/Elwyn Line, Lansdale/Doylestown Line, Paoli/Thorndale Line, Manayunk/Norristown Line, Cynwyd Line, Trenton Line, Chestnut Hill East Line, Chestnut Hill West Line, Fox Chase Line
Delaware Wilmington Wilmington Amtrak: Acela , Cardinal , Carolinian , Crescent , Palmetto , Silver Meteor , Silver Star , Vermonter
Greyhound Lines
DART First State: 2, 5, 6, 10, 11, 13, 14, 16, 18, 20, 25, 28, 31, 33, 35, 40, 45, 47, 48, 52, 54, 55, 301, 305 (seasonal)
SEPTA Regional Rail: Wilmington/Newark Line
Newark Newark DART First State: 16, 33, 46, 302
Cecil Transit: 4, 5
UNICITY: N1, N2
SEPTA Regional Rail: Wilmington/Newark Line
Maryland Aberdeen Aberdeen MARC Train: Penn Line
Harford Transit : 1, 1A, 4, 6, 6A
Baltimore Penn Station Amtrak: Acela , Cardinal , Carolinian , Crescent , Palmetto , Silver Meteor , Silver Star , Vermonter
MARC Train: Penn Line
MTA Maryland: Light RailLink, 3, 11, 61, 64
Charm City Circulator: Purple Route, Artscape Shuttle
BWI Airport Amtrak: Acela , Vermonter
MARC Train: Penn Line
Park BWI Shuttle
MTA Maryland: 17, 201
Howard Transit: Silver
UMBC Transit: Halethorpe Line
New Carrollton New Carrollton Amtrak: Vermonter
MARC Train: Penn Line
Metro: Orange Line
Metrobus: 87, B21, B22, B24, B27, B29, B31, C28, F12, F13, F14, F4, F6, G12, G14, L99, R12, T14, T18
The Bus: 15X, 16, 21, 21X
MTA Maryland: 921
District of Columbia Washington Washington Union Station Amtrak: Acela , Capitol Limited , Cardinal , Carolinian , Crescent , Palmetto , Silver Meteor , Silver Star , Vermonter , Thruway Motorcoach to Charlottesville, Virginia
MARC Train: Brunswick Line, Camden Line, Penn Line
VRE: Manassas Line, Fredericksburg Line
Metro: Red Line
Metrobus: D3, D6, D8, X1, X2, X8, X9, 80, 96, 97
DC Circulator: Georgetown, Navy Yard
DC Streetcar: H Street/Benning Road Line
MTA Maryland: 903, 922
Loudoun County Transit: Loudoun County
PRTC: Dale City
Virginia Alexandria Alexandria Amtrak: Cardinal , Carolinian , Crescent , Crescent , Silver Meteor , Silver Star
VRE: Fredericksburg Line, Manassas Line
Metro: Blue Line, Yellow Line
Metrobus: REX, 28A, 29K, 29N
DASH: AT2, AT5, AT6, AT7, AT8, AT10
Burke Centre, Roanoke, and intermediate stations are used only for service between Alexandria and Roanoke, Virginia.
Burke Burke Centre VRE: Manassas Line
Metrobus: 17B, 17L
Fairfax Connector: 495F, 495G, 495J, 495M
Manassas Manassas Amtrak: Cardinal , Crescent
VRE: Manassas Line
OmniRide/OmniLink
Culpeper Culpeper Amtrak: Cardinal , Crescent
Charlottesville Charlottesville Amtrak: Cardinal , Crescent , Thruway Motorcoach to Richmond, Washington D.C.
Greyhound Lines
CAT : T, 7
Lynchburg Lynchburg Amtrak: Crescent
Greyhound Lines
GLTC : 1A, 1B, 2, 3A, 3B, 4A, 4B, 7, 8A, 8B, 9, 10, 67, MHX
Roanoke Roanoke Amtrak: Thruway Motorcoach to Blacksburg
Greyhound Lines
Valley Metro
SmartWay Bus
Woodbridge, Newport News, and intermediate stations are used only for service between Alexandria and Newport News, Virginia.
Woodbridge Woodbridge VRE: Fredericksburg Line
PRTC : Prince William Metro Direct
OmniLink, 1
Quantico Quantico Amtrak: Carolinian
VRE: Fredericksburg Line
PRTC : OmniLink, 1
Fredericksburg Fredericksburg Amtrak: Carolinian , Silver Meteor
VRE: Fredericksburg Line
FRED D1, F2, F4, VF1, VS1
Ashland Ashland none
Richmond Richmond Staples Mill Road Amtrak: Carolinian , Palmetto , Silver Meteor , Silver Star , Thruway Motorcoach to Charlottesville, Virginia
GRTC : Route 18
Richmond–Main Street GRTC : PULSE, Route 14
Williamsburg Williamsburg HRT: Route 121
WATA: Blue Line, Tan Line, Gray Line, Orange Line, Jamestown Route, Red Line
Newport News Newport News Amtrak: Thruway Motorcoach to Norfolk and Virginia Beach, Virginia
HRT: Route 106/107
Woodbridge, Norfolk, and intermediate stations are used only for service between Alexandria and Norfolk, Virginia.
Woodbridge Woodbridge VRE: Fredericksburg Line
PRTC : Prince William Metro Direct
OmniLink, 1
Quantico Quantico Amtrak: Carolinian
VRE: Fredericksburg Line
PRTC : OmniLink, 1
Fredericksburg Fredericksburg Amtrak: Carolinian
VRE: Fredericksburg Line
FRED D1, F2, F4, VF1, VS1
Ashland Ashland none
Richmond Richmond Staples Mill Road Amtrak: Carolinian , Palmetto , Silver Meteor , Silver Star , Thruway Motorcoach to Charlottesville, Virginia
GRTC  : Route 18
Ettrick Petersburg Amtrak: Carolinian , Palmetto , Silver Meteor , Silver Star
Norfolk Norfolk Amtrak: Thruway Motorcoach to Virginia Beach and Newport News, Virginia
Tide Light Rail: Harbor Park station

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<i>Twilight Shoreliner</i>

The Twilight Shoreliner was a passenger train operated by Amtrak on the Northeast Corridor between Boston, Massachusetts, and Newport News, Virginia, via New York City and Washington, D.C. Amtrak introduced it in 1997 to replace the Night Owl. It was discontinued in 2003 in favor of the Federal.

Aberdeen station (Maryland) train station in Aberdeen, Maryland

Aberdeen is a train station in Aberdeen, Maryland, on the Northeast Corridor. It is served by Amtrak's Northeast Regional and is served by MARC's Penn Line. It is located at 18 East Bel Air Avenue at the intersection of Philadelphia Boulevard and West Bel Air Avenue.

Kingston station (Rhode Island) Railway station in Kingston, Rhode Island

Kingston is a historic railroad station located on the Northeast Corridor in the village of West Kingston, in the town of South Kingstown, Rhode Island. It was built at this location in 1875 by the New York, Providence and Boston Railroad, replacing earlier stations dating back to the opening of the line in 1837. Current rail services consist of Northeast Regional trains in each direction, all of which stop at the station. Historically Kingston provided commuter rail service to Providence and Boston via Amtrak's commuter rail services. The MBTA is looking at extending their commuter service with the Providence/Stoughton Line.

Hartford Line Commuter rail line between Springfield MA and New Haven CT.

The Hartford Line is a commuter rail service between New Haven, Connecticut, and Springfield, Massachusetts, using the Amtrak-owned New Haven–Springfield Line. The project is a joint venture between the states of Connecticut and Massachusetts, with support from the federal government as well. CTrail-branded trains provide service along the corridor, and riders can use Hartford Line tickets to travel on board most Amtrak trains along the corridor at the same prices. The service launched on June 16, 2018.

Hartford Line (Amtrak) Amtrak train service between New Haven, Connecticut and Springfield, Massachusetts

Amtrak's Hartford Line—known prior to September 2019 as the New Haven–Springfield Shuttle, or simply, the Shuttle—is a train service run by Amtrak primarily between Springfield, Massachusetts, and New Haven, Connecticut, along Amtrak's New Haven–Springfield Line. As part of a new pilot program, two daily round trip trains continue north of Springfield to Greenfield, Massachusetts on the Connecticut River Line under the Valley Flyer designation, other trains on the line carry the Hartford Line designation. Hartford Line and Valley Flyer trains connect with Northeast Regional and Acela Express services at New Haven's Union Station, usually via a cross-platform transfer. The Hartford Line program also includes a single Northeast Regional round trip through train between Washington, DC and Springfield daily and additional through trains on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.

<i>Carolinian</i> (train) rail transport

The Carolinian is a daily passenger train that runs between Charlotte, North Carolina and New York City. The train began operation in 1990 and is jointly funded and operated by Amtrak and the North Carolina Department of Transportation. A previous iteration operated between 1984-1985. Onboard services include coach, business class, and a cafe car. The train operates over the Northeast Corridor between New York and Washington, D.C. Northbound trains leave Charlotte at breakfast time and arrive in New York in the early evening, while southbound trains leave New York during the morning rush and arrive in Charlotte in the evening.

The Night Owl was a passenger train operated by Amtrak on the Northeast Corridor between Washington, D.C., and Boston, Massachusetts, via New York City. It operated from 1972 to 1995 on an overnight schedule with sleeper service; it was the only such train on the Northeast Corridor. In 1995 Amtrak dropped most individual train names from its Northeast Corridor services and the Night Owl became another NortheastDirect service, but still on an overnight schedule. Amtrak replaced it with the Twilight Shoreliner in 1997.

Roanoke station (Virginia) train station in Virginia

Roanoke is a train station in Roanoke, Virginia, served by Amtrak's Northeast Regional line. Built in 2017, it follows several other Roanoke passenger stations that operated from the 1850s to 1979.

<i>Colonial</i> (Amtrak train)

The Colonial was an Amtrak intercity passenger train that operated between Boston, Massachusetts, and Newport News, Virginia, from 1976 to 1992. It was introduced on June 15, 1976, to replace the lightly-used Charlottesville-Newport News section of the James Whitcomb Riley. Certain trips were known as the Senator and Tidewater beginning in the late 1970s. The Richmond-New York City Virginian was added in 1984, with some trips called Potomac from 1985 to 1988.

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