Written By: VRE
Circle June 1st on your calendar. That’s when the Virginia Railway Express (VRE) will resume its full-service schedule, increasing commuting options for passengers. VRE has been running a reduced-service schedule since March 17, 2020, following a decline in ridership due to COVID-19. Under the full-service schedule, VRE will operate 32 daily trains on its two lines.
VRE railcars will remain marked for social distancing, with window seats available in every other row. VRE’s train utilization webpage allows passengers to find the train that matches their social distance comfort level. An enhanced, twice daily cleaning of railcars and federal and state face mask requirements will also remain in place.
As VRE returns to full service, it will implement a seasonal schedule on the Fredericksburg Line. This schedule adjusts the arrival times on select trains at certain stations in the afternoon to mitigate the effects of heat-related speed restrictions that occur in summer.
The Amtrak Step-Up program, which allows VRE ticketholders to ride Amtrak trains for an additional charge, remains suspended.
VRE has four stations in Prince William County – Woodbridge, Quantico and Rippon on its Fredericksburg Line and Broad Run on its Manassas Line. Trains generally run northbound weekday mornings and southbound in the evenings. The VRE mobile app allows for the contactless purchase and validation of tickets. As residents head back to work, VRE is welcoming them back in the safest and healthiest way possible. Learn more at vre.org.