Lorton (Amtrak station)


Lorton (Amtrak station)

Infobox Station
style=Amtrak
name=Lorton


image_size=
image_caption=
address=8006 Lorton Road
Lorton, VA 22079
coordinates=
line=rail color box|system=Amtrak|line=Auto Train
other=
platform=1
tracks=
parking=Yes
bicycle=
passengers=217,822
pass_year=2007
pass_percent=5
opened=2000
rebuilt=
ADA=
code=LOR
owned=
zone=
services=

Lorton is a railroad terminal in Lorton, Virginia. It is the northern terminal for Amtrak's Auto Train which runs between this station and Sanford, FL. The station, which opened in 2000, features a large, modern waiting area with high glass walls, a small gift shop, a snack bar, and a children's playground. There is one long low level platform (which is 1,480 feet long) designed for Auto Train boarding and 6 vehicle ramps for boarding vehicles onto the 20+ autoracks that are on the Auto Train. [cite web| url=http://www.on-track-on-line.com/autotrain-stations.shtml| work=On Track On Line |title=Auto Train Travel Tips| year=2008| author=Weinstein, Donald; Warner, David and Sutton, Harry| accessdate=2008-02-27| ] [cite web| url=http://www.travelblog.org/gmaps/map_5Qf.html| title=Lorton Auto Train Terminal| work=Travelblog| year=2007| accessdate=2008-02-27| ] [cite web| url=http://www.amtrak.com/servlet/ContentServer?pagename=Amtrak/am2Station/Station_Page&code=LOR| title=Lorton, VA (LOR)| publisher=Amtrak| year=2008| accessdate=2008-02-27| ]

This station is one mile south from the Virginia Railway Express Lorton station.

References

External links

* [http://www.on-track-on-line.com/autotrain-stations.shtml Detailed station and Auto Train info]
* [http://www.trainweb.org/usarail/lorton.htm Lorton Amtrak-Auto Train Station (USA RailGuide -- TrainWeb)]

ee also

* Auto Train


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