WASHINGTON – The Amtrak Northeast Regional will soon offer two weekday departures from Norfolk, Va., to give customers more convenience for travel to Washington, D.C., and the Northeast. Tickets are now available to purchase for travel to and from the waterfront city beginning on March 4.
The first Amtrak Northeast Regional departs Norfolk at 6:15 a.m. every weekday and arrives in Washington, D.C., at 10:45 a.m. Once service begins on March 4, a second Amtrak Northeast Regional will depart Norfolk at 9 a.m. every weekday and arrive in Washington, D.C., at 1:27 p.m. The additional frequency of the Amtrak Northeast Regional will include a stop in Petersburg, Va.
The Norfolk station at 280 Park Ave. is also a stop for the Thruway bus connection for service to the Amtrak station in Newport News, Va.
Amtrak and the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation (DRPT) partner to provide intercity passenger rail service to Richmond, Lynchburg and Roanoke. Amtrak service returned to Norfolk in 2012.
Amtrak offers customers a same-seat trip to and from Norfolk, with intermediate stops in Petersburg, Richmond, Washington, D.C., Baltimore, Philadelphia, New York City, and other cities in the Northeast.
Customers experience a comfortable and enjoyable way to travel on a national network serving more than 500 destinations, and benefits such as a free and generous baggage policy, free Wi-Fi, no middle seat and an easy, streamlined boarding process.
The Amtrak Northeast Regional offers Coach and Business Class seating with power outlets for charging laptops and mobile devices. The Café Car offers sandwiches, salads, snacks and hot and cold beverages, including a variety of wine, beer and soda.
Ticketing and reservations can be done on Amtrak.com, Amtrak mobile apps, or by calling 800-USA-Rail. Boarding documents can be self-printed, or customers using a smartphone or mobile device can present the eTicket to the conductor by opening a document in their email.