Archive for February, 2013

Reduction of Amtrak Step-Up Ticket Price

Friday, February 22nd, 2013

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Reduction of Amtrak Step-Up Ticket Price

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Amtrak Step-Up Tickets $3
Effective March 1, 2013

As part of a Traffic Management Plan during the I-95 Express Lanes con=
struction, VRE, VDOT, and the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Tran=
sportation have partnered to lower the passenger’s cost of Amtrak Step-Up=
tickets.

If your schedule has the flexibility to utilize Amtrak for your commut=
e, we have now made the trip more affordable by dropping the Amtrak Step-=
Up ticket price to $3, starting on Friday, March 1st. This, in effect, i=
s a relatively inexpensive way for VRE to add system capacity and could p=
otentially reduce crowding on some of our more popular trains.

For any passengers new to the VRE system, Amtrak trains listed on our =
schedules will accept properly validated Monthly, Ten-Ride, Five-Day and =
TLC passes along with an Amtrak Step-Up ticket for a trip into Washington=
, DC. Because the Amtrak trains do not stop at every VRE station, please=
make sure that your ultimate destination is serviced by the train you ch=
oose to board.

Amtrak Step-Up tickets are available from any of our vendor locations,=
or from the Ticket Vending Machines located on each platform. These tic=
kets are not available for purchase onboard the Amtrak trains.

So…park the car and board the train, there are now additional, affor=
dable options for your commute.

Please check our website at www.vre.org for the full press release. 

 

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Weekly Newsletter

Wednesday, February 20th, 2013

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Weekly Newsletter

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Step-Up Buy Down Finally Approved

The plan to buy down the pr=
ice
of Amtrak step-ups from $5 to $3 has been approved. Riders will be able t=
o purchase $3 Amtrak step-up tickets starting March 1st 2013.

 

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Equipment Swaps this Afternoon

Friday, February 15th, 2013

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Equipment Swaps this Afternoon

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Biggest Trains will be on Fredericksburg #303 and Manassas #327 &=
329

Since for most of you, this is the last workday before the Presidents’=
Day weekend, we expect the biggest loads on Fredericksburg Line Train #3=
03 (departing Union Station at 3:35pm), Manassas Line Train #327 (departi=
ng Union Station at 3:45pm), and Manassas Line Train #329 (Departs Union =
Station at 4:25pm). As a result, these are the longest trains today to be=
tter accommodate the riders leaving early for the holiday weekend. Also, =
Fredericksburg #301 (Departs Union Station at 12:55p) will have six cars =
today instead of the normal four while Manassas #325 (Departs Union Stati=
on at 1:15p) will have seven open cars.

Please remember that VRE will not operate service on Monday, February =
18th in observance of Presidents’ Day. Regular service will resume on Tue=
sday, February 19th.

Enjoy the long weekend and as always, thanks for riding VRE.

 

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Presidents Day Reminder: No VRE Service

Wednesday, February 13th, 2013

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Presidents Day Reminder: No VRE Service

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In observance of Presidents Day (Washington’s Birthday), =
VRE will not run service on Monday, February 18th. Full service will resu=
me Tuesday, February 19th.

 

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On-Line Forum Today at Noon

Wednesday, February 6th, 2013

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On-Line Forum Today at Noon

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Join VRE Management to discuss VRE service 

It is the first Wednesday of the mo=
nth so that means it is On-Line Forum Day! We invite you to consider join=
ing
our Director of Rail Equipment, Rich Dalton, a=
s well as our Director of Rail Operations, Chris Henry. They will answer =
as many service-related questions as possible for one hour beginning at n=
oon.

Riders wishing to ask questions can visit www.vr=
e.org/chatterbox in order to participate. Simply click the “Ask=
” button to submit a question, or you can just sit back and watch t=
he conversation flow.

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 availabl=
e after the fact on our Web site at www.vre.org/feedback/forums/archives.htm



 

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