On board with Amtrak, Roanoke hotels offer shuttle service to platform

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ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ7) Amtrak's been operating in Roanoke for about five weeks now, and local businesses are getting on board.

Tourism officials say eleven hotels are running daily shuttles to the platform. They say that's a big draw for potential customers, and it shows Amtrak that Roanoke businesses support the service.

"It's all about making those connections," Catherine Fox of Visit Virginia's Blue Ridge said. "When Amtrak is looking to service their visitors, we need to help them connect them to what we offer, and the hotel is the first aspect of that."

The people at Visit Virginia's Blue Ridge have put together a list of hotels offering shuttle service at the platform. Click here for more information.