Funding Would Add D.C. Train Service to 2 Va. Cities

Lynchburg, Richmond would get connections

LYNCHBURG, Va.  -- The Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation is recommending $17 million to add passenger train service between Washington, D.C. and two Virginia cities.

The money would provide additional trains between the nation's capital and Lynchburg and Richmond.

If the Commonwealth Transportation Board approves the recommendation in January, agency spokeswoman Jennifer Pickett said a second daily train could depart Lynchburg by the fall of 2009.

Commuters have been asking for more trains for more than a decade.

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