As part of the Tier II Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for DC2RVA being prepared by DRPT and FRA there is a range of alternatives still being considered. A final decision on a preferred alternative will not be made until the EIS process is complete.
There are currently seven alternatives being considered in the Richmond section, which include various stations and combinations of stations. These include four single-station options that would consolidate passenger services to one station (either Staples Mill Road Station, a new Boulevard Station, a new Broad Street Station, or Main Street Station), and three two-station options that offer combinations of services and routes using Main Street Station and Staples Mill Road Station.
The study will assess the environmental impacts of potential rail improvements and identify ways to avoid, minimize, or otherwise mitigate any negative impacts. The EIS is intended to help decision makers understand the benefits and impacts of the project alternatives. A recommendation for a preferred alternative will be included as part of the EIS. A final decision on a preferred alternative will not be made until the EIS process is complete.
More information regarding Richmond alternatives can be found in the following links: