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Quantico station

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Owned by  CSX Transportation
Connections  OmniRide Commuter
Opened  1872
Owner  CSX Transportation
Tracks  2
Line(s)  RF&P Subdivision
Parking  258
Phone  +1 800-872-7245
Platforms in use  2
Quantico station
Location  550 Railroad Avenue Quantico, Virginia United States
Operated by  Virginia Railway Express
Address  Potomac Avenue inside Marine Corps base, 550 Railroad Ave, Quantico, VA 22134, USA
Connection  Potomac and Rappahannock Transportation Commission
Similar  Rippon station, Alexandria Union Station, Woodbridge station, Fredericksburg, Franconia–Springfield station

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Quantico is a train station in Quantico, Virginia, served by two Amtrak trains and the Virginia Railway Express's Fredericksburg Line. The existing station house was originally built by the Richmond, Fredericksburg and Potomac Railroad in 1953. It is located at 550 Railroad Avenue at Potomac Avenue and is practically dominated, if not surrounded, by the Quantico Marine Base.

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History

In 1872, Quantico was the original northern terminus for the Richmond, Fredericksburg and Potomac Railroad. The station also included a freight station on the opposite side of the tracks. Acquisition of the Washington Southern Railroad helped expand the line into Washington, D.C.. In 1919, a two story railroad station was built to replace the original station, but as the USMC base began to encroach on the area, RF&P was ordered to rebuild the station in 1953 in order to conform to similar design standards of the base. RF&P ceased passenger operations in 1971 and the station has been used by Amtrak ever since then. The Virginia Railway Express established the Fredericksburg Line in 1992, and Quantico became one of the stations used along the line.

Routes

  • Carolinian
  • Northeast Regional
  • Fredericksburg Line
  • Bus connections

    OmniLink Commuter

  • OmniLink Route 1
  • References

    Quantico station Wikipedia


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