Richmond officials concerned Norfolk ...

Richmond officials concerned Norfolk train would bypass downtown

There are 3 comments on the Richmond Times-Dispatch story from Jun 5, 2010, titled Richmond officials concerned Norfolk train would bypass downtown. In it, Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that:

Richmond regional officials are concerned that a proposed state-subsidized Amtrak train between Norfolk and the Richmond region will bypass Main Street Station in downtown Richmond.

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Since: May 10

Rooted in Reality

#1 Jun 5, 2010
Can't help but think that Richmond's reputation for crime, like chickens, is coming home to roost. Never mind the fact that Staples Mill station carries over 10 times as many passengers as Main Street station does. Can we say "COST EFFECTIVE"
Glen Allen

Mechanicsville, VA

#2 Jun 5, 2010
The stop over at Richmond Station might be good for people coming from Norfolk to work downtown Richmond, but not the other way around. Staple Mill Road is much easier for people living in the Richmond area trying to work in Norfolk. I cannot imagine many people living downtown Richmond and working in Norfolk. Downtown Richmond has horrible parking, and I would certainly not leave my car down there overnight. I think it Was a wise decision not to invest that large amount of money into the tracks for the few that would use it, lets see how many use it on Staples Mill first. Better yet, lets have the Bafoons at Richmond City Hall commission one of its many, many, many $200,000+ studies to tell us what we already know.

Since: May 10

Hoschton, GA

#3 Jun 5, 2010
Well if you still want to simulate the experience of riding on the train you can just drive around the downtown area. With the road conditions here you will hardly know the difference!

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