VRE Cherry Hill station planned for 2017

Discussion related to DC area passenger rail services from Northern Virginia to Baltimore, MD. Includes Light Rail and Baltimore Subway.

Moderators: mtuandrew, Robert Paniagua, therock

VRE Cherry Hill station planned for 2017

Postby davinp » Tue May 13, 2014 9:00 am

This station was supposed to be built in 2009, but when the economy tanked the developer abandoned the area

So far, however, SunCal has yet to find an operator for the resort, however, and the VRE station, planned for 2017, is still awaiting a deal with freight-carrier CSX that hinges on an 11-mile double-track expansion that will increase capacity on the rail line.

http://www.insidenova.com/news/business ... f887a.html
davinp
 
Posts: 562
Joined: Sun Nov 20, 2005 8:03 pm
Location: Woodbridge, VA

Re: VRE Cherry Hill station planned for 2017

Postby Arlington » Thu Jul 31, 2014 9:07 am

Groundbreaking on what is now called "Potomac Shores" (formerly Cherry Hill) is today, July 31.
Per VRE website:
Groundbreaking for Potomac Shores VRE Station

Potomac Shores developer, SunCal, will be holding a groundbreaking event for the future Potomac Shores VRE Station on July 31, 2014 at 11:00 AM at 2451 Potomac Shores Parkway, Potomac Shores. Several members of the VRE Operations Board along with Governor McAuliffe, Virginia Secretary of Transportation, Aubrey Layne will be in attendance.
"Trying to solve congestion by making roadways wider is like trying to solve obesity by buying bigger pants."--Charles Marohn
Arlington
 
Posts: 3576
Joined: Wed Jun 02, 2004 7:51 am
Location: Medford MA (was Arlington MA and Arlington VA)

Re: VRE Cherry Hill station planned for 2017

Postby Arlington » Thu Jul 31, 2014 9:39 pm

Ok. so Cherry Hill / Potomac Shores is also "contributing" to:

- Second platforms and platform lengthening (to 10 car-lengths) at Brooke & Leland (w/overpass, presumably)
- and it is somehow related to the Arkendale-Powell's Creek 3rd track...but they never quite say if they broke ground on that.

http://news.fredericksburg.com/newsdesk ... -stafford/
"Trying to solve congestion by making roadways wider is like trying to solve obesity by buying bigger pants."--Charles Marohn
Arlington
 
Posts: 3576
Joined: Wed Jun 02, 2004 7:51 am
Location: Medford MA (was Arlington MA and Arlington VA)

Re: VRE Cherry Hill station planned for 2017

Postby afiggatt » Sat Aug 02, 2014 10:26 am

The Potomac Shores station is not expected to start construction until late 2015 and open in 2017, so this was a purely ceremonial ground breaking event. Weird to have one this far in advance, but that is politics for you.

As for the long stalled Arkendale to Powell's Creek 3rd track project, since the new station is dependent on the project, I guess the plan is that the 3rd track will be built by 2017. Found a Progressive Railroading news blurb that mentions the $75 million 3rd track project, but not when it might get started: VRE set to build new station at Potomac Shores TOD. The years of delay is frustrating because Amtrak and VRE could use that 3rd track to reduce congestion and help stay on schedule.
afiggatt
 
Posts: 1446
Joined: Fri Apr 10, 2009 8:41 am
Location: Sterling, VA

Re: VRE Cherry Hill station planned for 2017

Postby Literalman » Mon Aug 04, 2014 12:23 pm

At the Virginia Assn. of Railway Patrons meeting in March, Jeremy Latimer of the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation said that 2017 is the deadline for using federal stimulus funds.

http://www.varprail.org/2014_meeting.html
Steve Dunham
Alexandria, Virginia
www.stevedunham.50megs.com
Literalman
 
Posts: 199
Joined: Wed Feb 27, 2008 12:54 pm
Location: Alexandria, Virginia


Return to DC - Maryland - Virginia Area Passenger Rail: MTA(MARC), VRE, WMATA(Metro)

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest