Last Updated: 2011-01-14

Front of Main Street Station

Originally opened in 1901, Main Street Station has always been one of Downtown Richmond, Virginia's most visible landmarks. Once a bustling transportation hub, the station was closed in 1975 due to a decline in passenger rail service. The historic reopening of Main Street Station in 2003 marked the culmination of years of renovation to this landmark building, and the return of passenger train service to downtown Richmond.

In the years to come, future upgrades to the station will integrate bus, trolley, airport shuttle, taxi and limousine services. As Main Street Station is further transformed into a significant multi-modal transportation center, it is once again ready to serve as a gateway to the City of Richmond and the metropolitan region. Main Street Station will showcase Richmond as a vibrant destination city.

Broad Street Rapid Transit Study

A study is currently underway to examine ways to improve travel along a seven-mile stretch of Broad St. from Willow Lawn to Rocketts Landing. Rapid transit improvements being reviewed include Bus Rapid Transit (BRT). BRT uses a combination of new routes, stations, and roadway improvements to provide a faster, more efficient transit service. To learn more about the study, click on the above heading.

To learn more about the DRPT (Department of Railroad and Public Transportation) or GRTC (Greater Richmond Transit Company) click the following links:

Contact Information:

Main Street Station
City of Richmond
1500 E. Main St.
Richmond, VA
23219 USA
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Recording: (804)646-MAIN (6246)
Facility: (804)646-2041

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