Archive for August, 2015

Remember to Purchase your September Monthly (&Tips on Split Payments)

Monday, August 31st, 2015

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Remember to Purchase your September Monthly (&Tips on Split Pa=
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This is a reminder for all monthly pass-holders to remember to purc=
hase a September monthly ticket.

There is a grace period for all monthly tickets where the previous mon=
th’s pass will be valid through the end of next month’s first service day. For example, August monthly tickets expire at the end =
of the day on September 1. This is true for both paper and VRE Mobile tic=
kets and gives you some time to get those passes purchased.

Also, since we are on the topic of VRE Mobile, you can now subscribe t=
o VRE Mobile, a new topic we recently added in Train Talk! Anytime there =
is news or updates for the VRE Mobile app (available for download on the iTunes and Google Play=
Stores) we will use this topic to email/text our riders. To add this sub=
scription to your account, click here. (Sorry for the repetition but since only=
188 people signed up, we thought we would mention it again.)

Also if you are using VRE Mobile to purchase your monthly pass and you=
receive some sort of benefit that doesn’t cover the entire cost of your =
ticket, please be sure to click the “Split Payment” button at the “Select=
Payment” screen. Here is a quick video on split payments so you can see it in action. Please make=
sure you see the slider function to ensure you are using split payment p=
roperly. Also, please make sure your app is the latest update (the versio=
n number is shown in the “Help” section of the app and should=
be 1.0.11). We were experiencing issues with the split payment button no=
t responding and the latest update resolves that.

 

As always, please let us know your thoughts on VRE Mobile by emailing =
feedback@vre.org or calling 844-353-3408.

Thanks for riding VRE.

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New Train Talk Topic: VRE Mobile

Monday, August 31st, 2015

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New Train Talk Topic: VRE Mobile

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You can now subscribe to VRE Mobile, a new topic we recently added i=
n Train Talk! Anytime there is news or updates for the VRE Mobile app (available for download on the iTunes and Google Play Stores) we will use this topic to email/text=
our riders.

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Delayed Fredericksburg Line train 303

Friday, August 28th, 2015

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Delayed Fredericksburg Line train 303

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Fredericksburg Line train 303 (departs Union Station at 3:35pm)&nbsp=
;will be delayed 10 minutes out of Union Station due to congestion a=
t terminal. 

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New Train Talk Topic: VRE Mobile

Wednesday, August 26th, 2015

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New Train Talk Topic: VRE Mobile

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You can now subscribe to VRE Mobile, a new topic we just added in Tr=
ain Talk! Anytime there is news or updates for the VRE Mobile app (available for download on the iTunes an=
d Google Play Stores) we will use this topic to email/text our=
riders.

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Train 308 on the move, 25 min late

Tuesday, August 25th, 2015

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Train 308 on the move, 25 min late

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Train 308 on the move, 25 min late

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Train 308 is 20 min late…stopped in Brooke due to equipment issue

Tuesday, August 25th, 2015

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Train 308 is 20 min late…stopped in Brooke due to equipment =
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Train 308 is 20 min late…stopped in Brooke due to equipment issue
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This Morning’s Delays

Monday, August 24th, 2015

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This Morning’s Delays

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We apologize for any inconvenience experienced this morning and woul=
d like to take this opportunity to explain what happened.

Shortly after departing the Fredericksburg Station, VRE Train 300 (Dep=
arts Fredericksburg at 5:05 am) struck and killed a pedestrian.  The=
incident, along with the follow-up investigation closed both tracks, del=
aying all Fredericksburg line trains.  Because incidents of this nat=
ure typically close the tracks for 2+ hours, we issued a Train Talk letti=
ng passengers know of the expected delay and asked them to consider anoth=
er alternative for their morning commute.

It became clear based on the number of cars remaining in the parking l=
ots that many of our passenger took the advice and found another way to w=
ork.  We then opted to send only four trains north, and operate on a=
n “S” schedule this afternoon.

The Metro option was opened so passengers who could get to a Metro sta=
tion would be able to utilize metro to their final destination.  The=
Metro option will also be available this afternoon for the trip home for=
those who need to get back to their cars.

The passengers who were on VRE Train 300 were dropped off at the Leela=
nd Road station and then transferred to the first northbound train. =
Passengers who were on Train 302 (Departs Fredericksburg at 5:15 am) wer=
e taken back to the Fredericksburg station and then transferred over to t=
he next northbound train.  Fredericksburg Regional Transit assisted =
by sending 6 of their FRED buses to Leeland Road to take passengers back =
to their cars at Fredericksburg.

Again, we apologize for the delays that were experienced this morning =
and understand many people are not happy with the situation. Please know =
we will continue to work with our host railroads and first responders to =
minimize the effects of future incidents.

To receive real-time updates please subscribe to our Train Talk emails=
and text messages, follow us on Twitter (@VaRailXpress), check our Faceb=
ook page, or www.vre.org.

Reminder:  The Fredericksburg line train will operate on =
an “S” schedule this afternoon.  This means only train 3=
01, 303, 307 and 311 will operate.

As always, thank you for riding VRE.

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Metro option for Afternoon/Evening Commute

Monday, August 24th, 2015

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Metro option for Afternoon/Evening Commute

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Metro option opened for passengers on Fredericksburg line this after=
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VRE Afternoon Service

Monday, August 24th, 2015

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VRE Afternoon Service

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VRE Fredericksburg Line will operate an “S” Schedule this afternoon =
due to this morning’s service disruption.

VRE 301 will depart Union Station at 12:55pm

VRE 303 will depart Union Station at 3:35pm

VRE 307 will depart Union Station at 4:40pm

VRE 311 will depart Union Station at 6:00pm

All Manassas Line trains will operate normal schedule.

 

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First northbound Fredericksburg line VRE train has arrived into Woodbridge.

Monday, August 24th, 2015

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First northbound Fredericksburg line VRE train has arrived int=
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