Long Bridge

Long Bridge Feasibility & Environmental Studies


The Long Bridge across the Potomac River is a major railroad bottleneck for the Eastern Seaboard and is the primary constraint limiting VRE’s ability to operate more trains. The purpose of this project is to provide additional railroad capacity across the Potomac River. VRE is currently collaborating with the District Department of Transportation (DDOT), Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), DRPT, and CSXT, the bridge owner, on development activities to potentially expand the crossing.

Currently an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), is being prepared to document and disclose potential impacts and benefits of expanding and/or replacing Long Bridge. VRE will provide support to tasks related to environmental and engineering assessments along with service planning scenarios to support the development of alternatives to be analyzed in the Draft EIS.< Refer to the DDOT project website for more information:


Last updated: 8/11/2017