Norfolk Southern welcomes Amtrak Virginia to Norfolk
NORFOLK, Va., Dec. 10, 2012
NORFOLK, Va., Dec. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --A locomotive simulator, a vintage
double-decker dome car, and "Brainy," a public safety mascot that encourages
people to "train your brain to be smart at railroad crossings," are some of
the attractions Norfolk Southern will feature Tuesday, Dec. 11, at a public
ceremony to welcome Amtrak's Inaugural Whistle Stop train to Norfolk at
Amtrak's new passenger platform at Harbor Park.
The event, organized by the City of Norfolk and held in conjunction with
Amtrak, Norfolk Southern, and the Virginia Department of Rail and Public
Transportation (DRPT), begins at 2:30 p.m. and concludes at 6 p.m. It is open
to the public.
Norfolk Southern worked in partnership with Amtrak, DRPT, and CSX to bring
passenger service back to South Hampton Roads by making improvements to the NS
line that mostly parallels U.S. 460 between Norfolk and Petersburg, Va., where
the route connects with CSX for same-seat service to Washington, D.C., and
beyond to Boston. With Amtrak Virginia, the new round-trip service will bring
intercity passenger rail service to Norfolk for the first time since 1977.
Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012, at Harbor Park
2:30 p.m.: Old James River Jazz Band, NS locomotive simulator, NS "Train Your
3:10 p.m.: Inaugural Amtrak train arrives in Norfolk
Welcome remarks from Gov. Bob McDonnell, NS CEO Wick Moorman,
3:15 p.m.: Amtrak President and CEO Joe Boardman, and officials from the
Commonwealth of Virginia, CSX, and City of Norfolk
4 p.m.: Rail cars open for tours: NS vintage double-decker dome car, Amtrak
observation car and passenger cars; and Amtrak K-9 demonstrations
6 p.m.: Event concludes
Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE: NSC) is one of the nation's premier
transportation companies. Its Norfolk Southern Railway subsidiary operates
approximately 20,000 route miles in 22 states and the District of Columbia,
serves every major container port in the eastern United States, and provides
efficient connections to other rail carriers. Norfolk Southern operates the
most extensive intermodal network in the East and is a major transporter of
coal and industrial products.
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