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Planning on traveling to Washington, D.C. from Roanoke?

The Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation recently rolled out special savings of up to 15 percent for those traveling on Amtrak within Virginia and Washington, D.C. with the new Virginia Anytime Fare.

Customers are able to book this fare any time, on any Northeast Regional train, using promo code V552. The Northeast Regional provides daily service within Virginia originating from Norfolk, Newport News, Richmond, and Roanoke.

Tickets can be booked at

Virginia Tech community members can take advantage of direct access to the Amtrak station in Roanoke from Squires Student Center on the Blacksburg campus with the Smart Way bus. When booking an Amtrak ticket, type in Blacksburg as the starting location. The Smart Way throughway bus ticket from Squires Student Center to downtown Roanoke will be included in the Amtrak ticket price.

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