Vintage Richmond posted this awhile back but I’m just getting around to sharing it now.
Archive for “Main Street Station”
Another great image from Vintage Richmond who got this particular image from Mike Robbins.
I was admittedly naive when I heard that Virginia was awarded $44.3 million in federal money to to develop high-speed rail between Richmond and Washington. Style Weekly has woken me up to the harsh reality, total buzz kill. The full article does have some tidbits about increased usage at Main Street Station. This sum is [...]
Below is #9 on the agenda for City Planning Commission Meeting scheduled for Monday, July 18, 2011 in the 5th floor conference room of City Hall at 1:30 p.m.
Virginians For High Speed Rail and the Southeast High Speed Rail Association will hold a public hearing to discuss the advancement of the Southeast High Speed Rail Corridor on Tuesday, July 20 at 7PM. There will be a public viewing beginning at 5PM; the hearing will begin at 7PM.
Peter Galuszka’s Missing the Train takes a look at why improving passenger service at Main Street Station may not be likely: To allow passenger trains to use Main Street Station from the south, substantial capital expenses would have to be made. [...] Her department has prepared a study estimating that all of the upgrades will [...]
Harry Kollatz puts some words to the proposal that a new Amtrak train might bypass Main Street Station: A proposed Amtrak train out of Norfolk may not stop at Main Street Station but instead roll on to Staples Mill. [...] Broad Street, however, like Main, was abandoned in the mid-1970s in favor of … Staples [...]
President Obama announced today that USDOT is awarding $8 billion to states to invest in high speed rail. Of that, Virginia will share $620,000,000 with North Carolina to develop high speed rail between Charlotte-Raleigh-Richmond-Washington, D.C.. In the current plan Richmond is listed as having “projects laying foundation for high-speed passenger rail.” View the plan here.
As GRTC continues to push for a bus transfer station at Main Street Station, the RTD reports that Mayor Jones is cautious that it might interfere with high speed rail. “I believe that GRTC probably has a Plan B. I don’t want to speak for them, however,” Jones said in an interview when asked about [...]
Style Weekly has the lead on the latest vision for Shockoe: a visitors’ center in Main Street Station. Willard Strickland, a retired teacher, is pitching the idea to make one of Richmond’s most recognizable landmarks a greeting point for visitors. No word on whether a formal proposal is in the works, but the idea is already [...]
The Infrastructurist has a great article on beautiful train stations that were demolished across the country. Almost like a rite of passage, cities across the country embraced the era of Interstates, Big Macs, and suburban sprawl by tearing down their train depots… One lesson of this legacy is that what replaces a well designed and [...]