Archive for December, 2011

Train Talk December 28, 2011 5:14 PM

Wednesday, December 28th, 2011

Fredericksburg Line Advisory
effective: 510p
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#305 (Departs Union Station at 4:10p) currently 10 minutes late- being permitted through trouble spot at restricted speeds with an anticipated maximum delay of approximately 20 minutes late.

Train Talk December 28, 2011 4:59 PM

Wednesday, December 28th, 2011

Fredericksburg Line Advisory
Update 1 effective:456p
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#303 (Departs Union Station at 3:35p) operating approximately 25 minutes late and on the move at Rippon. No additional delays anticipated, but 305 approaching location where delays may occur.

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Fredericksburg Line Advisory
effective: 440p
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#303 (Departs Union Station at 3:35p) is stopped due to switch/signal problems north of Rippon approximately 15 minutes late. Train expected to depart shortly. Signal Maintainers enroute, but this may affect 305.

Train Talk December 28, 2011 4:42 PM

Wednesday, December 28th, 2011

Fredericksburg Line Advisory
effective: 440p
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#303 (Departs Union Station at 3:35p) is stopped due to switch/signal problems north of Rippon approximately 15 minutes late. Train expected to depart shortly. Signal Maintainers enroute, but this may affect 305.

Train Talk December 22, 2011 4:44 PM

Thursday, December 22nd, 2011

This message is for all VRE riders:

Holiday Schedule Reminder

As a reminder, VRE will operate on the “S” schedule tomorrow, Friday, December 23. Only those trains designated with an “S” will operate tomorrow.

VRE will not operate on Monday, December 26. Regular service will resume on Tuesday, December 27.

Train Talk December 21, 2011 2:54 PM

Wednesday, December 21st, 2011

Train Talk:A Message from the CEO
December 21, 2011 2:54 PM

Holiday Greetings

I would like to take this moment to wish all of you a wonderful holiday season.

This has been a wonderful year for VRE. The new fleet of locomotives arrived, giving way to improved on-time performance. Our Keolis train crews hit their one year anniversary mark. After talking with many of you, I know that you are as happy with their performance as I am. Our mechanical team has become more seasoned as well, which has led to fewer mechanical issues with our older locomotives or our rail cars.

As I look into the New Year, VRE is headed down the right track, pun intended. However, there are many obstacles ahead as well. There is uncertainty with the future of transit benefits and, as some of you may have read in the paper, a possibility of a fare increase. Despite these difficulties, rest assured, I am working hard on making next year as bright as this year.

I wish you a merry and joyous holiday season and a happy new year!

Dale


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Train Talk December 19, 2011 12:33 PM

Monday, December 19th, 2011

Train Talk:Weekly Newsletter
December 19, 2011 12:33 PM

The following is in this edition of Train Talk:
1) Lot F Goes Away Tomorrow
2) VRE’s Holiday Calendar

1) Lot F Goes Away Tomorrow

Tomorrow, December 20th, will be the last day VRE riders will be permitted to park in the Fredericksburg station’s Lot F. For the location of Lot F, please visit the Fredericksburg Parking Page.

http://www.vre.org/service/pdf/fbgparking.pdf

2) VRE’s Holiday Calendar

Friday, Dec. 23rd – “S” Schedule.

Monday, Dec. 26th – Christmas Day Observed, no VRE service.

Friday, Dec. 30th – “S” Schedule.

Monday, Jan. 2nd – New Years Day Observed, no VRE service.

Monday, Jan. 16th – Martin Luther King Day, no VRE service.

Monday, Feb. 20th – Presidents Day, no VRE service.


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Train Talk December 13, 2011 2:09 PM

Tuesday, December 13th, 2011

Train Talk:Weekly Newsletter
December 13, 2011 2:09 PM

The following is in this edition of Train Talk:
1) Lot F Going Away Dec. 20th
2) Courtesy Corner
3) VRE’s Holiday Calendar

1) Lot F Going Away Dec. 20th

Back in early November we notified Fredericksburg Riders that Lot F would no longer be available for VRE passengers. We were able to get a temporary postponement, but now a date has been set.

The final date for closing of Lot F at Fredericksburg will be Tuesday, December 20th. At this time we do not have a replacement lot available.

For the location of Lot F, please visit the Fredericksburg Parking Page.

http://www.vre.org/service/pdf/fbgparking.pdf

2) Courtesy Corner

Please allow passengers to detrain at a station before boarding. That’s it. Just a simple request for basic courtesy.

Thanks!

3) VRE’s Holiday Calendar

Friday, Dec. 23rd – “S” Schedule.

Monday, Dec. 26th – Christmas Day Observed, no VRE service.

Friday, Dec. 30th – “S” Schedule.

Monday, Jan. 2nd – New Years Day Observed, no VRE service.

Monday, Jan. 16th – Martin Luther King Day, no VRE service.

Monday, Feb. 20th – Presidents Day, no VRE service.


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Copyright (C)2011 Virginia Railway Express (VRE)

Train Talk December 9, 2011 8:14 AM

Friday, December 9th, 2011

This message is for Rippon station riders:

The elevator at Rippon is currently out of service. We will update when it is operational again.

Train Talk December 9, 2011 8:11 AM

Friday, December 9th, 2011

This message is for Manassas Line riders:

Train #332 (Departs Broad Run at 7:50a) will be 20 minutes late due to late arriving equipment. will depart Broad Run shortly.

Train Talk December 7, 2011 9:26 AM

Wednesday, December 7th, 2011

Train Talk:Reminder
December 7, 2011 9:26 AM

On-Line Forum Today at Noon

Since it’s the holiday season and everyone is in a giving mood, feel free to give our CEO, Dale Zehner, some service related questions to answer. He will start answering as many questions as he can beginning today at noon.

To participate in the discussion about VRE service, visit our website at http://www.vre.org/chatterbox.

If you can’t join us, you can submit your question early and check back later to see if it was answered. Transcripts are also available after the fact on our Web site at www.vre.org/feedback/forums/archives.htm.

Hope to see you there!


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