Amtrak Adds Additional Parking at Staples Mill Road Station



January 16, 2018

DRPT: Kelsey Webb

VDOT: Lindsay LeGrand
(804) 586-4455

Amtrak Adds Additional Parking at Staples Mill Road Station
~Over 100 New Spaces Now Available as Phase II of Construction Begins~

RICHMOND, Va. – The Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation (DRPT) and Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) are pleased to announced Phase I has been completed on the parking improvement project at Amtrak’s Richmond Staples Mill Road station (RVR). This completion adds 115 new parking spaces for Amtrak passengers and a new rear entrance off Bremner Blvd.

“The completion of this phase is indicative of the Commonwealth’s commitment to giving our citizens travel options, and that includes our Staples Mill passengers as we continue construction on our parking lot expansion project. These additional parking spaces will enhance the Amtrak customer experience while we continue to work towards completion,” said DRPT Director Jennifer Mitchell.

The completion of Phase I has added 115 new spots for a total of 403 current spaces for Amtrak passengers boarding the train at Staples Mill. The project, which broke ground in August 2017, has begun construction on Phase II. Passengers should continue to allow for extra travel time and consider using a ride-share service or take advantage of alternate parking at the Henrico County Park and Ride, located at the intersection of Cloverdale Avenue and Crocket Street.

During Phase II, bike racks, taxi/ride-share parking, and ADA parking spaces will be developed in addition to more standard parking spaces. Once Phase II is complete, Phase III will involve connecting the new properties to the existing parking lot and resurfacing the entire existing lot, during which the Staples Mill Road entrance will be closed and customers can utilize the new Bremner Blvd entrance. Following completion, the parking lot will have 587 parking spaces as well as a dedicated bus loading zone, bike racks, taxi/ride-share parking, improved pedestrian accommodations, additional ADA parking, and two entrances.

The project, funded by DRPT, with construction oversight from VDOT, is expected to be completed in summer 2018.


About the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation (DRPT)

DRPT’s mission is to improve the mobility of people and goods while expanding transportation choices in the Commonwealth through rail, public transportation, and commuter services. DRPT is committed to ensuring that no person is excluded from participation in or denied the benefits of its services on the basis of race, color, or national origin as protected by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. For additional information on DRPT’s nondiscrimination policies and procedures or to file a complaint, please contact the Title VI Compliance Officer, Mike Mucha at (804) 786‐6794, TDD 711, or 600 E. Main Street, Suite 2102, Richmond, VA 23219.