Amtrak-LogoThe state is in preliminary discussions about adding a second daily train from Lynchburg to Washington, D.C. – The current Amtrak line debuted in 2009. It is one of two passenger trains that pass through Lynchburg each day, but the only one dedicated to the Lynchburg to D.C. route. Recent discussions regarding a second train was sparked by the debate over how to ease congestion on U.S. 29 around Charlottesville once the bypass proposal was halted by federal authorities. According to the News & Advance, the concept has no timeline or complete budget but officials are actively pursuing the possibility.