"Penta-Platforms" Station Improvements
The Penta-Platforms Project will add capacity to the CSXT RF&P Subdivision by generally extending platforms and/or adding second platforms at five VRE Fredericksburg Line stations. These additional and extended platforms will service up to eight-car trains and will be developed to not preclude the future accommodation of 10-car trains per long-term plans which includes the purchase and in-service operations of additional rail cars.
The planning and preliminary engineering for these five station expansion projects has been pursued by VRE in conjunction with the Department of Rail and Public Transportation (DRPT) projects known as Atlantic Gateway and DC2RVA, which plan for an additional mainline track within the VRE Fredericksburg Line corridor. By advancing the Penta-Platforms project, VRE’s stations will offer improved operational flexibility by providing additional platform edges for more efficient passenger and freight train movements. for use of additional platform edges for passenger travel allowing a track always available for freight movements.
stand-alone design contract for planning and preliminary engineering was pursued with Notice-to-Proceed issued on August 4, 2016 for all five projects. Most of the surveying and geotechnical fieldwork has been completed at all five station locations. Various stakeholder meetings continue to be scheduled increasing collaboration among engineering and planning efforts. As the preliminary engineering is developed further, the projects have become more individualized and now have a separate page for each site. Please see the pages for:
Franconia Springfield Station Improvements
Lorton Second Platform
Rippon Station Improvements
Brooke Station Improvements
Leeland Road Station Improvements
Project Contact: Jake Craig, VRE Project Manager
Project E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Funding provided by the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority
Last updated: 02/01/2018