Amtrak passenger rail services are available in VA beside various passageways. Virginia Railway Express (VRE) has the overall responsibility of maintaining two passenger lines into Washington, D.C. from Fredericksburg and Manassas, namely Fredericksburg Line and Manassas Line.
VRE is one of the fastest growing passenger rail services in the country, serving almost 20,000 commuters every day.
The northern part of Virginia is served by the Washington Metro rapid transit system as far west as residential districts beside Interstate 66 in Fairfax County. Growth plans require Metro to arrive at Tyson's Corner, projected as the biggest office market in VA by 2013 and Loudoun County by 2016 through the proposed Silver Line.
Passenger rail services in Virginia
The state of VA gets commuter rail services by Virginia Railway Express (VRE) and Amtrak. The Department of Rail and Public Transportation has researches ongoing for stretching high-speed commuter rail service into the South Hampton Roads and Virginia Peninsula regions. Plans have also been made for a railroad link to both the Southeast High Speed Rail Corridor and the Northeast Corridor. The proposed Transdominion Express would offer services to a huge portion of the south central areas of the state.
VA is the northern terminal for the Auto Train Service of Amtrak, which enables commuters to get a car on a whole night tour to the southern terminal in Sanford, Florida, which is quite close to Orlando, Florida.
Virginia is served by important Class I cargo carriers CSX Transportation and Norfolk Southern. There are many small length railroads, which include the Buckingham Branch Railroad, the biggest in VA.
The major train stations in Virginia are as follows: