Amtrak celebrates 10th anniversary in Virginia with $10 tickets

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RICHMOND, Va. (WHSV) — Amtrak is celebrating its 10th anniversary in Virginia with a deal for travelers.

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On October 1, 2009, Virginia launched its inaugural daily round-trip train service from Lynchburg to D.C. With the launch, it boosted tourism and improved mobility for Virginians.

Every year, there's an average of more than 850,000 passengers using the train system to travel.

In a news release, Secretary of Transportation Shannon Valentine said in part, "Standing on the shoulders of many, we continue to build a rail network that supports job creation, workforce recruitment, tourism, and business investment throughout our Commonwealth."

For the first 10 days of October, one-way trips to anywhere Amtrak Northeast Regional travels throughout Virginia and Washington, D.C., will cost $10.

That means you can book a trip anywhere in the commonwealth - say, from Staunton to Richmond - for just $10.

To get the discount, enter code V110 when buying your tickets online. It should also automatically apply when you select travel through the Fare Finder on the promotion page here.