Amtrak launches hourly morning service to Northeast Corridor
Amtrak has added hourly morning service from Richmond to Washington to Boston… as of yesterday. Charles Fishburne talked with a Rail and Transportation official on her way home aboard the train yesterday afternoon, about why the state is supporting the pilot plan.
Jennifer Picket is riding the train home from Washington.
Picket: Well, it's a beautiful afternoon, the sun is shining and we're going through the trees right now and it's just very relaxing to look outside and see glimpses of the Potomac River and the forest here.
She’s with the Department of Rail and Transportation, which is embarking on a three-year, 25-million dollar project with Amtrak to provide the additional service to DC and beyond she says, it’s a good alternative.
Picket: Everyone knows that I-95 is very congested. It's a great travel choice for people. You can now leave at almost any time in the morning to get up to D.C. or further north.
Ticket prices fluctuate and the trip takes:
Picket: About two hours, 2 and 1/2.