VRE to open new station Nov. 16

October 27, 2015

Monday, Nov. 16, 4:57 a.m.

“We’ve been long anticipating the completion of the Spotsylvania station,” county Supervisor Gary Skinner said in a statement.

The station, in the Crossroads Station development off the U.S. 17 Bypass, includes a 1,500-space parking lot, a 700-foot platform with a waiting area and bathrooms. The station will be the southern terminus of the commuter rail line.

VRE built the station and platform while Spotsylvania built the lot. A companion project, the construction of a third track from the station to Fredericksburg, is slated to be finished by the end of the year. An additional train also will be added to the busy Fredericksburg line by the end of the year.

On average, VRE’s Fredericksburg line carries nearly 5,000 riders daily each way.

The Spotsylvania trains will begin using the existing schedule, leaving eight minutes prior to Fredericksburg station departures.

Reporter Scott Shenk of The Free Lance-Star has the full story by clicking here.


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