Virginia Association of Railway Patrons
Modern Transportation for the Virginias
MARC West Virginia service in danger
Negotiations are under way to preserve MARC service beyond Maryland to Martinsburg, WV. Rail Passengers Maryland are working to alert passengers. Please see that organizations website.
Amtrak returns to Roanoke
Amtrak returned to Roanoke
Manassas Mayor honors Dick Peacock
In November 2016, Manassas Mayor Harry Parrish issued a proclamation commending the late Richard Peacock, former Secretary of the Virginia Association of Railway Patrons for working indefatigably to promote passenger rail service in the Northern Virginia area.
Manassas Mayor Harry Parrish and Dan Peacock with proclamation honoring Dick Peacock
Cardinal Conference in Cincinnati
Amtrak, rail advocates, government officials, and business leaders met in Cincinnati
Help Bedford get passenger train service
The town of Bedford, Virginia, between Lynchburg and Roanoke, wants the Roanoke train (which began running
Cardinal and Crescent get Business Class
Amtraks New YorkChicago Cardinal and New YorkNew Orleans Crescent now have Business Class seats.
About our organization
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The Virginia Association of Railway Patrons is a nonprofit, tax-exempt membership organization working to promote expanded rail service in Virginia and West Virginia. Donations are tax-deductible.