Brooke Station Improvements
The station is near the Brooke community in Stafford County, Virginia, at 1721 Brooke Road. Brooke Station is presently served by VRE passenger trains but is not currently served by Amtrak trains. A 727-space parking lot is available for VRE patrons. The railroad line in this area is owned, operated, and maintained by CSX Transportation.
There are two existing mainline tracks through the station area. Today, VRE passenger trains use Track 2, adjacent to the existing platform. This improvement project will involve the design and construction of 700-foot long side and island platforms. A new pedestrian overpass will be added with stairs and elevators on each platform to allow for cross-track passenger circulation. An additional future track is being planned as part of the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation’s DC2RVA initiative. Once complete, trains will be able to stop at the two platforms on any track and in either direction for optimal operational efficiency.
The preliminary engineering (30%) plans are currently being developed by an Engineering Consultant. Afterwards, a design review agreement will be needed between VRE and CSX allowing review by CSX engineering and operations staff. This railroad design review, comments, and revisions are required to advance the plans to final design stage. It is envisioned that the environmental class of action for the project will be a Categorical Exclusion with limited impacts. All necessary permits will be acquired prior to construction and in accordance with Federal, State, and Local laws.
This project is made possible through funding by several sources: Federal and State Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvements (CMAQ), State Rail Enhancement Funds (REF), and State Smart Scale Funds.
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Project Contact: Jake Craig, VRE Project Manager
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