People tend to check in during these times:
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Train station is a piece of shit with about as much architectural integrity as Short Pump. Hopefully when the Main Street Station is expanded, this dump is relegated to a commuter station.
Dunkin Donuts is across the street and open at 530 am - has better coffee than the train station or train
Not very comfortable
Don't forget to pay for parking before departure if you plan on leaving your car!
You now pre-pay for parking at kiosks at the station, eliminating the long exit lines. Don't forget to write down or memorize your license plate number. You'll need it to pay for parking.
Early 8am train is the way to go and in business class.
Try the Trains!!!!!!!!
What a pleasure I walk in show my print out , im told i can go board the train easy as 1-2-3 . 8 am train quiet an non crowded.
If possible, use Amtrak's Main Street station. Much better facility, beautiful really. Restaurants all around, and a much better parking situation.
iPhone 5 car or wall converter for only $14 not bad at all!
In all the times I have left out of RVA I have always got in at least 30-50 minutes early to NYP. Train is the way to go!
Train from RVR to NYC seems to delayed every time at least 1 to 2 hours.
The quiet car is amaze balls. Peace and quiet anyone?
Seriously, why don't the trains arrive on time to this station?
Would like to see their on time ratio improve!
There's only one entrance/exit, so the parking lot is ridiculous.
The parking situation here is quite hairy and they rarely use the "lot full" signs. Prepare to be dropped off or get early and walk down Staples Mill.
If you like scenic, this is the wrong place
Don't let cabs run meters till they turn in their ticket when leaving parking lot. It,s too crowded in the evening and can cost up to $10 before you exit.
Love that Silver Meteor
Parking is hectic. Recommend finding a friend to drop you off, which is still painful due to all the double parking. The ticketing people are very friendly and advance tickets are cheap though.
This place is a shit show. Free for all parking and no organization. Don't come hungry or you will leave enraged
Allow extra time to get out of this parking lot
I enjoy business class on the early trains (kids aren't onboard) although many opt for the quiet car in coach. Generally I have two seats for me and the laptop, and no wait for the restroom!
Quiet car is the way to go.
Don't count on parking. The lot is small and very often completely filled. Plan to get a ride!!
Kids that cry the whole time need to ride in cargo lol
Don't bother upgrading to business class, there are loud ass fucking kids up front too. Every ride so far. I'm flying next time.
The shop in the station actually has a great $6 on the go lunch deal which is better food than you'll get on the train.
Smoke break available here.
The single file line of cars paying to leave the lot takes forever. Cost me $3.50 to get from station to street.
Good luck finding a parking spot!
Try having a dance party outside the baggage pickup great send off
Try the trains.
Parking is free for under 3 hours and they only take cash for parking.
If you're going to park overnight park under a light.
What a dump! I hope people do not think of RVA like that!
By t way what is this buzz abt new York times delivery @biz class??.cmon people u paying for it..u should be sipping ur Scotch for free if u ask me:):):).....
Smoooooke break :):):)yeey :):)......
Have patience upon exit for the parking conga line.
First time I've been here when it's not dark. Not all that much to see after the river.
If it's nice out sit on the patio.
Make sure to bring some form of reading material or a laptop. The wifi at the mini-concession store is not worth the $4.99.
Everyone was very nice and polite for boarding an early train. Train is clean and on time.
Train ride > planes
If you've got a layover Anthony & Georges is across the parking lot...cold beer!
Smoke break for those heading south from DC
No need to line up. When they call boarding for your train, just walk through the gate ahead of the pack.