Lorton Station Second Platform

What We’re Doing

Designing and constructing a second, 700-foot-long island platform at Lorton Station, across the tracks from the current platform


How It Will Help

Adding a second platform will allow trains to stop at the two platforms on either track and in either direction for optimal operational efficiency. It will also give customers easy access to both platforms via a new pedestrian overpass with stairs and elevators on each platform.

The improvements will better accommodate up to 8-car train consists with a forward-looking design that allows for future 10-car train consists. All doors will be able to open onto the platform for more efficient boarding and alighting with a reduction in passenger queueing within the train.

The current design does not preclude a future third mainline track as part of the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation’s Atlantic Gateway design.


How It is Funded

Funding for this project is provided by Federal and State Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvements (CMAQ), State Mass Transit, Northern Virginia Transportation Authority (NVTA), and Fairfax County.


When You’ll See It

2019 – Final Design

2022 – Construction Completion


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VRE Lorton Station



Last updated: 03/06/2019