Amtrak-LogoRoanoke passenger rail advocates say even before local Amtrak service returns, they’ll keep pushing to extend it beyond the Star City. But state rail officials say any further service extension still appears to be many years away. Governor McDonnell led a ceremony Friday that formalized agreements between the state, Amtrak and Norfolk Southern for Roanoke service within three to four years. WFIR’s Evan Jones has the story.

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