Rippon Station Improvements

What We’re Doing

Designing and constructing two new platforms just north of the existing station up to 700 Feet to accommodate full-length VRE trains.


How It Will Help

Relocating the existing platform and 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 DC2RVA planning study.


How It Is Funded

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


When You’ll See It

2020              Final Design Completion

2023              Construction Completion            


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Updated 03/06/2019