Main Street Station has been completely revitalized. But this project didn’t just change a building. It’s changing our entire city. It’s creating an urban, multimodal transportation hub, with Amtrak, Megabus, GRTC and the Pulse, bikeshare and a connector to the Virginia Capital Trail. It’s bringing visitors a grand welcome to the core of our region, and a launch pad for experiencing everything this amazing region has to offer. And it’s brought with it events, panoramic views, a sense of connection and an energy you’ve never seen before. Yes, Richmond, our moment has arrived at the train station. All aboard.
Main Street Station can connect you to all points in Greater Richmond and beyond. Here, daily Amtrak service includes northeast corridor trains, and the groundwork has been laid to add high-speed rail in the coming years. The station is also a hub for the city’s GRTC bus system, including the Pulse bus rapid transit line, Megabus, Uber and other taxi services. Visitors have several options for bike rental here, and the station also features a number of charging stations for electric vehicles.
The Virginia Welcome Center has found a new home in Main Street Station. Staffed by specialists from Virginia Tourism, the Welcome Center can give you all the information you need on excursion tours, restaurants, shopping, music venues and all the other attractions in the historic Shockoe Bottom neighborhood, Shockoe Slip, our downtown district and throughout the city. Just outside the station, the 17th Street Marketplace is a popular spot for dining and nightlife. And the connector path to the 52-mile Capital Bike Trail will soon cut right through our building.
The recent revitalization of Main Street Station includes the restoration of the 100,000 square foot shed, which is now one of Richmond’s most sought-after venues for events. Surrounded by glass, the Shed offers a commanding view of the city, in a space that can accommodate over 3,000 guests. Main Street Station’s historic Headhouse is also available as a venue, with a maximum capacity of 738 guests.