February 2015: Maintaining MARC services is an important asset to the local economy and quality of life, while reducing commuter traffic on local roads. There is interest in excursion train services that would allow day trips for tourists visiting Jefferson County and would allow residents of the County day trips to the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Area, including weekends. In 2013, the City of Ranson received approval from the West Virginia Department of Transportation State Rail Authority to replace the existing train stop at Duffields with a new train stop that is slated to be part of a transit oriented development proposed for Jefferson Orchard known as Northport Station.
- NorthPort Station Feasibility Study Progressing
- NorthPort Station Feasibility Study Complete