Archive for July, 2011

Train Talk July 13, 2011 4:58 PM

Wednesday, July 13th, 2011

Expect 329 to be very crowded due to its late departure from Union Station.

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Now expecting 329 to depart Union Station 20 minutes late.

Train #335 (Departs Union Station at 6:10p) will be canceled due to expected flood related delays.

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#329 (Departs Union Station at 4:25p) will be 10 late out of union…waiting for equipment from Broad Run that was delayed due to flood restrictions.

Train Talk July 13, 2011 4:53 PM

Wednesday, July 13th, 2011

This Message is for Fredericksburg Line Riders:

Expect 20 minute delays on the Fredericksburg line due to flood related speed restrictions

Train Talk July 13, 2011 4:29 PM

Wednesday, July 13th, 2011

Now expecting 329 to depart Union Station 20 minutes late.

Train #335 (Departs Union Station at 6:10p) will be canceled due to expected flood related delays.

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#329 (Departs Union Station at 4:25p) will be 10 late out of union…waiting for equipment from Broad Run that was delayed due to flood restrictions.

Train Talk July 13, 2011 4:07 PM

Wednesday, July 13th, 2011

#329 (Departs Union Station at 4:25p) will be 10 late out of union…waiting for equipment from Broad Run that was delayed due to flood restrictions.

Train Talk July 13, 2011 3:53 PM

Wednesday, July 13th, 2011

This Message is for Manassas Line Riders:

Expect total delays around 75 minutes on the Manassas line due to flood related speed restrictions.

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Norfolk Southern has issues flash flood related speed restrictions from Alexandria to Manassas.

Expect delays through these areas.

Train Talk July 13, 2011 3:25 PM

Wednesday, July 13th, 2011

This Message is for Manassas Line Riders:

Norfolk Southern has issues flash flood related speed restrictions from Alexandria to Manassas.

Expect delays through these areas.

Train Talk July 13, 2011 1:18 PM

Wednesday, July 13th, 2011

Elevator is back in service at Rippon

Train Talk July 13, 2011 5:17 AM

Wednesday, July 13th, 2011

This message is for Rippon riders:

The elevator at Rippon is currently out of service. We will let you know when the problem has been resolved.

Also, the platform signs and PA system are also not functioning.

We regret any inconveniences these issues caused by the power outage yesterday may cause and appreciate your patience while we resolve them.

Train Talk July 12, 2011 2:58 PM

Tuesday, July 12th, 2011

The elevators at Franconia/Springfield are now back in working order. Thank you for your patience.

Train Talk July 12, 2011 1:35 PM

Tuesday, July 12th, 2011

Train Talk:Weekly Newsletter
July 12, 2011 1:35 PM

The following is in this edition of Train Talk:
1) Metro side Elevator Out of Service at Franconia/Springfield
2) Meet the Management Tomorrow at Rippon
3) Brooke Road is Re-Opened
4) Fredericksburg No Left Turn Restriction
5) Manassas Park Riders: Do Not Extend Vehicles Over Sidewalks
6) Front Access to VRE Offices Blocked, Please Use Back Entrance

1) Metro side Elevator Out of Service at Franconia/Springfield

The Metro side elevator is currently out of service at Franconia/Springfield. We will send out a notification when this problem is corrected.

We apologize for the inconvenience.

2) Meet the Management Tomorrow at Rippon

VRE continues our Meet the Management series tomorrow morning at Rippon. Come by and ask questions or grab yourself an early morning snack. VRE Management and Staff from our Passenger Support Services, Construction and Facilities and our Accounting departments will be in attendance. In addition, Keolis employees from Management and from the train crews will also be on hand to answer any questions you may have.

We hope to see you there.

3) Brooke Road is Re-Opened

The construction on the bridge over Potomac Creek on Brooke Road is complete and Brooke Road is re-opening to all traffic.

4) Fredericksburg No Left Turn Restriction

A reminder to observe the new, No Left Turn restriction, Monday-Friday, 5:00pm-8:00pm from east bound Frederick Street to Charles Street. Please be aware the Fredericksburg Police Department is continuing to monitor the intersection through Tuesday evening and motorists who violate the turning restriction may be stopped and given a warning.

Beginning Wednesday, July 13th the police department will begin enforcement of the new traffic pattern and issue citations to motorists who violate the turn restrictions.

5) Manassas Park Riders: Do Not Extend Vehicles Over Sidewalks

The Manassas Park Police are ticketing parked vehicles that are backed into a parking space, with the rear of the vehicle extending over the sidewalk. The violation is “obstructing a sidewalk.” Please avoid having your vehicle extend over the sidewalk.

6) Front Access to VRE Offices Blocked, Please Use Back Entrance

Due to construction the front entrance to the VRE office in Alexandria will be temporarily closed beginning Wednesday 7/13 and continuing Thursday, 7/14 and Friday 7/15 from 10:00 am to 3:00pm. 

If you need to access the VRE offices for any reason you will need to make your way to the rear entrance during this timeframe. The rear entrance can be accessed from Peyton street.


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