Petersburg, VA (PTB)
3516 South Street
Petersburg, VA 23803
Note: Fiscal year is from
October through September.
The Petersburg rail station, a one-story brick building, was constructed in 1955 by the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad and is locate near the Appomattox River. CSX leases the southern portion of the station to Amtrak and the northern area is unoccupied.
In the late 1980s, the station saw a few minor renovations, including an expanded waiting room, new floors and furniture and the removal of an interior wall. However, plans for necessary additional renovations have an uncertain future. The Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation have plans for a High Speed Rail service utilizing a corridor connecting Richmond and the South Hampton Roads. One possible route for the corridor is the CSX route through Petersburg. If the Petersburg station is chosen as a station on the High Speed Rail system, major improvements to the existing station would most likely be necessary. These may include acquiring additional property for expansion of the station, parking and supporting facilities.
The city of Petersburg’s roots are embedded in its routes. Originally a Powhattan settlement, people came over from England and settled at Fort Henry. Petersburg grew out of the expansion of Fort Henry. The Port of Petersburg drew many merchants, as it was a major hub for commercial transportation and processing of goods.
As travel technology developed, Petersburg grew as a railroad crossroads, with lines linking the city to all four compass directions. The South Side Railroad to the west was an important Confederate resource, used as a supply line during the Civil War.
Fort Lee and the Pamplin Historical Park are both about eight miles from the station.
Amtrak provides ticketing and baggage services at this station which is served by ten daily trains.
Federal law requires compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) by 2010. The following is a list of items typically required for transportation and public facilities under the Americans with Disabilities Act. Please check the regulations for guidance or contact us for more information.
|Train information display system|
|Visual paging system|
|ADA compliant elevator|
|Accessible ticket counter|
|Accessible Customer Service office|
|ADA compliant signage|
|Flashing/audible safety alarm system|