Norfolk’s New Amtrak Train
Starting December 12, 2012, residents on the southside of Norfolk will have the opportunity to use their very own train departure, instead of the hassle of having to get to Newport News, Virginia. It is the first time in more than 30 years that passenger rail service has been available in the area.
For the current time, special $19 one-way fares are available, FOR A LIMITED TIME ONLY.
Right now, the only departure is at 4:50 AM on weekdays, 6:05 AM on weekends. Thelma Drake, head of the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation is hopeful that two more departures will be added from Norfolk, one of them possibly next year.
The Amtrak service is available at Harbor Park in Norfolk, directly off of Interstate 264 on the southern edge of downtown. The full station will consist of passenger amenities such as shelter, restrooms, and more when it is fully constructed, but, for now, a temporary trailer kiosk is available at teh station.
The station will also be the new Norfolk stop for the Amtrak shuttle, which also services Virginia Beach and Newport News (Amtrak Station in Newport News). The shuttle currently stops at the Cedar Grove/Lot 39 in Norfolk, but that stop will be MOVED as of December 12, to the new Harbor Park stop.
The station is also accessible by limited Hampton Roads Transit services, including The Tide light rail, across the parking from the Amtrak train.
For Amtrak reservations and other information, including shuttle service, visit amtrak.com
For Hampton Roads Transit information on light rail, bus & ferry services, please visit gohrt.com