• VRE plans to widen platforms at Woodbridge station

  • Discussion related to DC area passenger rail services from Northern Virginia to Baltimore, MD. Includes Light Rail and Baltimore Subway.
Discussion related to DC area passenger rail services from Northern Virginia to Baltimore, MD. Includes Light Rail and Baltimore Subway.

Moderators: mtuandrew, therock, Robert Paniagua

  by davinp
 
VRE this week applied for $2.2 million from the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority to expand the station platforms from one to three.

The newly expanded platforms would provide grade-repeated pedestrian access and would be lengthened to the full length of a train, providing passengers easier boarding access to the commuter trains.

Currently, the east platform can only fit 5 cars and they will need to fit 8 cars.

https://potomaclocal.com/2020/04/07/vre ... e-station/
  by STrRedWolf
 
Sparing a little bit of time to dig into it. Found the project documentation at https://thenovaauthority.org/wp-content ... RE-013.pdf

(slight edits to transform some characters, emphasis me)
This project will provide an expanded VRE Woodbridge station with three platform edges sized to serve full-length trains from three tracks (e.g., one island and one side platform). The platforms will be provided grade-separated pedestrian access. This application is for the Design, Engineering, and Environmental Phase for the station improvements including completion of Final Design documents. Station access from adjacent roadways/development will be provided. Related track and signal improvements are included. This project will be coordinated with the Commonwealth of Virginia’s third track project. This project will: Enhance station capacity and convenience for passengers; Expand railroad capacity, operational flexibility, and resilience; Improve reliability and on-time performance; Reduce highway congestion; and Reduce transportation-related air pollution.
  by njt/mnrrbuff
 
This will be great not only for VRE's own trains, but also Amtrak trains. Eventually, there will be almost hourly Amtrak trains continuing south of DC serving Richmond and probably many of those trains will be heading beyond Richmond.