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Component 1: Rail and Infrastructure

1A: Long Bridge Phase 1 |  Map (561 KB)

Construct approximately six miles of a fourth main line track from the south bank of the Potomac River to Alexandria. The construction of this new main line track will add rail capacity to the most heavily used rail line in the Commonwealth of Virginia. 

These improvements will allow for additional Virginia Railway Express and Amtrak trains to use the corridor and will be constructed to ultimately accommodate the Southeast High Speed Rail and expanded intermodal and freight rail service.

1B: Dedicating the S-Line  |  Map (613 KB)

CSX is dedicating the abandoned rail line between Petersburg and the North Carolina line to the Commonwealth of Virginia. This corridor, known as the S-Line, is an integral part of Southeast High Speed Rail.

1C: Constructing a Third Main Line Track (Franconia to Occoquan) | Map  
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Construct approximately eight miles of new third main line track on CSX’s freight corridor between the Franconia/ Springfield VRE Station to the Occoquan River in Fairfax County. These improvements will allow for additional VRE trains to use the corridor and ultimately accommodate the Southeast High Speed Rail (SEHSR) and expanded intermodal and freight rail service.

1D: Engineering for Long Bridge (Phase Two)  |   Map  (312 KB)

This component advances the design and engineering to accelerate the permitting and ultimate construction of the full Long Bridge project.

1E: Improving Rail Operations Along the Corridor  |  Map (551 KB)

Design and installation of two universal track crossovers south of Fredericksburg in Caroline County. These crossovers will increase the flexibility for Amtrak trains to meet and pass freight traffic and ultimately accommodate the Southeast High Speed Rail and expanded intermodal and freight rail service.