ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — Starting next month, Amtrak’s Northeast Regional line will offer a second daily service to and from Roanoke, providing more flexible and convenient options for traveling to Washington, D.C., as well as cities in northeast and southwest Virginia.

More specifically, beginning on July 11, Amtrak says there will be morning and afternoon options in both directions between Roanoke, D.C., and the Northeast Corridor.

The Virginia Passenger Rail Authority supports Amtrak Northeast Regional service that not only serves Norfolk, Richmond, Newport News, Lynchburg, and Roanoke, but also provides a same-seat trip to other cities along the Northeast Corridor, according to officials.

Customers experience a comfortable and enjoyable way to travel on a national network serving more than 500 destinations, and benefits such as a free and generous baggage policy, free Wi-Fi, no middle seat and an easy, streamlined boarding process.

Amtrak Northeast Regional offers Coach and Business Class seating with power outlets for charging laptops and mobile devices. The Café Car offers sandwiches, salads, snacks and hot and cold beverages, including a variety of wine, beer and soda.

Statement released on June 21, 2022 by Amtrak

While the additional service in Roanoke will not be available for another few weeks, customers can already start buying tickets on the Amtrak website or mobile apps, or by calling 800-USA-Rail. You can