Commonwealth Corridor

Commonwealth Corridor Map

What is the Commonwealth Corridor? The Virginia Commonwealth Corridor is primarily an east-west passenger rail route that would link Christiansburg and the New River Valley with Hampton Roads, through Roanoke, Lynchburg, Charlottesville, and Richmond.

Commonwealth Corridor 2019:

History of the Commonwealth Corridor:
2013: The Case for Virginia's Regional Trains: Funding Passenger Rail
2013: Virginia State Rail Plan 2013
2017: Virginia State Rail Plan 2017
2018: Virginia's Passenger Trains: Building on Success

    Commonwealth Corridor Coalition:

    SELC VA21
    Roanoke Chamber HRC logo

    Commonwealth Corridor Media Mentions:

    NPR Full Disclosure "The Amtrak that Could" 11/27/2019
    The Daily Progress "Opinion/Editorial: Ambitious rail plan would benefit city" 9/22/2019
    WSLS 10 News "Push for shorter passenger train trips east from Roanoke could make positive impact" 9/16/2019
    NBC12 "Groups want a passenger train route from the ‘Blue Ridge to the beach’" 9/12/2019
    Virginia Mercury "Groups want a passenger train route from the ‘Blue Ridge to the beach’" 9/11/2019
    WVTF "Coalition Calls for East-West Passenger Rail Service in Virginia" 9/10/2019
    CBS19 "Report calls for east-west rail service across Virginia" 9/10/2019
    The Virginian-Pilot "High speed rail group wants 11 trains from Norfolk daily. Here's how they'd do it." 1/15/2018




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