AMTRAK station

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The Charlottesville AMTRAK station, also known as Charlottesville Union Station, is located on West Main Street between the University of Virginia and the downtown mall.

The property is currently for sale. [1] [2]


Services

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Currently the Cardinal/Hoosier State line, which runs between Chicago and New York, and the Crescent line, which runs between New Orleans and New York, stop in the station. The Northeast Regional services makes daily northbound and southbound stops between Lynchburg and Washington D.C.

Rail Expansion

The state of Virginia has approved a three-year $17 million pilot program to create a rail line between Lynchburg and Washington D.C[3]. This daily route would stop in Charlottesville each morning and evening. The service began on October 1, 2009, with trains leaving Lynchburg at 7:43 a.m.[4]

In July 2011, Amtrak began providing a bus service from Roanoke as a one-year pilot project to determine if there is a market to extend service in the future.[5]

Parking lot

A gravel parking lot was a source of tension with the station's neighbors. On windy days, dust blew everywhere, upsetting people like Peter Castiglione, the owner of Maya. He threatened legal action against the lot owner Gabe Silverman, but Silverman and his partners hired a contractor to pave the lot in 2011. [6]

References

  1. Web. 820 West Main Street, Charlottesville, VA, 22901 - Available for Sale, LoopNet, March 12, 2012, retrieved March 29, 2012.
  2. Web. 820 West Main Street, Team Kabbash, retrieved March 29, 2012.
  3. http://www.dailyprogress.com/cdp/news/local/article/passenger_rail_picks_up_speed/32475/, Daily Progress, retrieved on 1/8/2009
  4. Web. Schedule for new daily train service unlikely to change, Sean Tubbs, Charlottesville Tomorrow, August 28, 2009, retrieved September 15, 2009.
  5. Web. Roanoke's bus connector to Lynchburg draws a crowd, Ray Reed, Lynchburg News & Advance, July 19, 2011, retrieved July 19, 2011.
  6. Web. Paving imminent for dusty West Main lot, Chiara Canzi, C-VILLE Weekly, Portico Publications, retrieved February 23, 2011. Print. February 22, 2011 .

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