VGN New River Div. Traffic Levels Today?

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Mon Nov 1 16:05:20 EDT 2021

The Northeast Corridor Service now serving Roanoke will be extended to Christiansburg and an additional Northeast Corridor Service service train in each direction will be added. Thus, there will two trains daily each way between Christiansburg and NYC/Boston operated by Amtrak.

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> On Nov 1, 2021, at 3:47 PM, NW Mailing List <nw-mailing-list at> wrote:
> Passenger rail is to return Salem to Merrimac in 2025 with two trains in each direction daily. This will be the first passenger service on this line (other than a few 611 trips) since about 1954. I look forward to these daily viewings. Once owned by the Commonwealth this line will continue to host NS freight trains on a pay for use basis.
> Ray, Are you saying there is going to be a passenger train that originates in Merrimac and terminates in Salem, and then returns?   Who will be the operator?    Planned frequency?     Curious,  John Garner, Newport VA
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