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Rippon Station Improvements

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

The station is in Woodbridge, Prince William County, Virginia, at 15511 Farm Creek Drive. Rippon Station is presently served by VRE passenger trains but is not currently served by Amtrak trains.  A 656-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 a 250-foot extension of the existing platform and a second platform. A new pedestrian overpass will be added with stairs and elevators on each platform will allow for cross-track passenger circulation.  An additional future track is being planned on the eastside 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 need to be signed 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), and Northern Virginia Transportation Authority funds (NVTA).


Schedule 

Design Completion 2019
Advertisement for Construction 2020
Construction 2022

 

Project Contact: Jake Craig, VRE Project Manager

Project Email: gotrains@vre.org

 

Updated 02/01/2018