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Amtrak adds additional daily service to Roanoke, Va.

By | June 22, 2022

Second round trip begins July 11

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Train at station platform at night
Train at station platform at night
Northeast Regional train 176 prepares to depart Roanoke, Va., on Nov. 9, 2017. Service began earlier that year. (Bob Johnston)

WASHINGTON — Amtrak will add a second daily Northeast Regional departure from Roanoke, Va., as of July 11, creating a schedule with morning and afternoon trains in both directions between Roanoke, Washington, and other Northeast Corridor destinations.

Trains will now depart Roanoke at 6:32 a.m. (arriving in Washington at 11:34 a.m.) and 4:30 p.m. (arriving at 9:28 p.m.). Southbound, trains leaving Washington at 8:05 a.m. will arrive at 1 p.m., while a 5 p.m. departure will arrive at 10:06 p.m.

Amtrak revived service to Roanoke in 2017.

Schedules and ticketing are available at the Amtrak website and on Amtrak mobile apps. Reservations can also be made at 1-800-USA Rail.

3 thoughts on “Amtrak adds additional daily service to Roanoke, Va.

  1. Schedules, in the traditional understanding of the word, are not available at the Amtrak website or mobile app. To find out train times you must initiate booking a trip on a certain date between two stations. If you don’t enter a date in the future, the app will tell you times for trains that have not yet departed on the present day. That means that if you look for train times at 10 pm, the app will tell you there are no trains available unless there’s one departing at 11 pm. It will also not tell you intermediate stations (there is a partial workaround for this).

    Thanks to the efforts of Nathanael Nerode who compiled the data, the Rail Passengers Association has made traditional timetables available in PDF format at:
    https://narprail.org/resources/amtrak-timetables/

    But this should really be Amtrak’s responsibility.

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