Archive for August, 2013

Our VRE Office Will Be Closed for One Hour Today

Friday, August 30th, 2013

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Our VRE Office Will Be Closed for One Hour Today

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The Virginia Railway Express will not be answering telephones between =
the hours of 11:30am to 12:30pm today.  After that time, feel free t=
o contact us at (703) 684-1001.


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Consist Changes for Today’s Evening Service

Friday, August 30th, 2013

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Consist Changes for Today’s Evening Service

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Consist =
Changes for Today’s Evening Service

In anticipation of the=
holiday
rush, this afternoon we
will be increasing the number of cars on our midday and afternoon service=
trains.
We hope this will mitigate some of the crowding that may occur.

Fredericksburg Line

Train 301 will have 7 carsTrain 303 =
will have 8 cars
Train 305 will have 7 carsTrain 307 will have 6 carsTrain 309 will have 6 le=
gacy cars
Train 311 will have 5 carsTr=
ain 313 will have 4 legacy cars

Manassas Line

Train 325 will have 7 carsTrain 327 =
will have 8 cars
Train 329 will have 8 carsTrain 331 will have 7 carsTrain 333 will have 6 ca=
rs
Train 335 will have 6 legacy cars=
Train 337 will have 6 cars (8 but with 2 rear cars closed off)=

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Weekly Newsletter

Tuesday, August 27th, 2013

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Weekly Newsletter

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Weekly Newsletter

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There will be no VRE service on =
Monday September 2nd due to the Labor Day holiday.
Service will resume Tuesday, September 3rd.

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Passenger Information Campaign

Friday, August 23rd, 2013

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Passenger Information Campaign

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Passenger Informatio=
n Campaign

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“What Makes the =
Wheels
Turn at VRE”

Our summer passenger information campa=
ign is drawing to a close. Last week on our blog we posted articles on ou=
r Lost and Found Department, on station histories, on types of rail syste=
ms and on railroad jargon. This week we highlight some of the lesser know=
n information that can be found on our website.
If there are future articles that you’d like to see on =
our blog, please let us know (gotrains@vre.org).
Until then, enjoy the ABC’s of VRE at http://gotrain=
s.wordpress.com/
.

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VRE OPERATIONS BOARD MEETING CANCELLED

Thursday, August 15th, 2013

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VRE OPERATIONS BOARD MEETING CANCELLED

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The VRE Operations Board Meeting for Augus=
t 16, 2013 has been cancelled. The next VRE Operations Board Meeting is s=
cheduled for September 20, 2013.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

As always, thank you for riding the VRE.

 

 

 


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Passenger Information Campaign

Friday, August 9th, 2013

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Passenger Information Campaign

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Passenger Informatio=
n Campaign

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“What Makes the =
Wheels
Turn at VRE”

Standing on the platform or sitting on=
a late train you are sometimes reminded that VRE isn’t the only trains o=
n the tracks. Our host railroads who actually own the tracks that we oper=
ate on run our trains, Amtrak trains and their own freight. On the CSX si=
de you can see trash trains, the circus train, UPS trains and perhaps the=
most recognizable, the Tropicana juice train.
To read about the juice train and to be reminded that there are=
some pretty crowded tracks out there go to our GOTRAINS blog at http://gotrains.wordpress.com/.

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Rippon Elevator is currently out of service

Thursday, August 8th, 2013

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Rippon Elevator is currently out of service

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The Rippon elevator is currently out of service. We hope to have it re=
paired soon and apologize for any inconvenience.


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Join VRE Management Today at Noon to discuss VRE service

Wednesday, August 7th, 2013

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Join VRE Management Today at Noon to discuss VRE service

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It’s the first Wednesday of the month and that means questi=
on and answer time with VRE’s Operations Management team! Please join Dep=
uty CEO/Chief Operating Officer, Rich Dalton, Director of Rail Operations=
, Chris Henry. Joining them in the studio today will be Scott Treece and =
Chipp Boone, Senior Operations Managers for Keolis Rail Services Virginia=
. They will answer as many service-related questions as possible for one =
hour today beginning at noon.

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Riders wishing to ask questions can visit www.vre.org=
/chatterbox in order to participate. Simply click the “Ask&rdqu=
o; button to submit a question, or you can just sit back and watch the co=
nversation flow.

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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 afte=
r the fact on our Web site at www.v=
re.org/feedback/forums/archives.htm

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Hope you can participate! 


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Elevator Down this Weekend at Franconia/Springfield

Friday, August 2nd, 2013

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Elevator Down this Weekend at Franconia/Springfield

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The elevator on the VRE side platform at Fr=
anconia/Springfield will be down on Saturday and Sunday due to scheduled =
maintenance. The elevator should be up and running for beginning of servi=
ce Monday.


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Weekly Newsletter

Thursday, August 1st, 2013

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Weekly Newsletter

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Weekly Newsletter

Speed Restrictions on Manassas Line

Track work will begin August 3rd working Saturday, Sunday, Monday and possibly
Tuesdays for the next three weeks on track 2 (the track we seldom u=
se) on the Manassas Line, so this work should have minimal impact, except=
for the turn trains that rely on Track 2 to swim upstream.

The trains affected will be train=
s 325, 336 and 338.

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Elevators Down This Weekend at Franconia/Springfiel=
d

The elevators on the VRE side pl=
atform at Franconia/Springfield will be down on Saturday and Sunday due t=
o scheduled maintenance. The elevator should be up and running for beginn=
ing of service Monday.

Manassas Farmers Market

VRE riders hea=
ding to Old Town and Broad Run can stop by every Tuesday for the Manassas=
Farmers Market from 4p.m. to 7p.m. to buy locally grown produce, fruits =
and vegetables!

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This Columbus Day – “S” Schedule=

This year, contrary to tradition=
, we will run an “S” schedule service on
Columbus Day (Monday, October 14th) and use data from that day to
determine what service, if any, we will run on other =E2=80=9Csoft=E2=80=9D=
holidays, like
Veteran=E2=80=99s Day, MLK, President=E2=80=99s Day, =E2=80=A6etc.

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