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Deadline for Positive Train Control Implementation Gets Three Year Extension

Thursday, October 29th, 2015

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Deadline for Positive Train Control Implementation Gets Three =
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On Wednesday, October 28, the U.S. Senate passed the U.S. House of R=
epresentatives’ short term surface transportation funding authorization b=
ill (H.R. 3819) that includes a three year extension to the December=
31, 2015 deadline for implementation of Positive Train Control (PTC). Pr=
esident Obama is expected to sign the bill shortly. This means that there=
will be no service disruption to VRE due to this issue. VRE extends its =
sincere thanks to the entire Virginia Congressional delegation which was =
supportive of the PTC extension.

We are happy this has been addressed by Congress so we can continue pr=
oviding you service in 2016 and are continuing the hard work with our hos=
t railroads to get this enhanced safety feature in the VRE system as soon=
and reliably as possible.

Thanks for riding VRE.

 

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311 on the move…30 min late

Monday, October 26th, 2015

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311 on the move…30 min late

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311 on the move…30 min late

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313 may couple with 311

Monday, October 26th, 2015

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313 may couple with 311

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311 still stopped. 313 in crystal cit=
y. 313 and 311 may have to couple if 311′s ground relay do=
es not reset.

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311 currently 10 min late

Monday, October 26th, 2015

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311 currently 10 min late

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311 currently 10 min late due to electrical issue in locomotive. Wor=
king to reset the relay. Hoping to be on the move shortly.

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Spotsylvania Station Opening

Monday, October 26th, 2015

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Spotsylvania Station Opening

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We know there are many out there eagerly anticipating the opening of=
the Spotsylvania Station on the Fredericksburg Line. Thanks to all the h=
ard work by Spotsylvania County, VDOT and VRE’s staff and contracto=
rs (and the patience of our riders), we are happy to announce that the Sp=
otsylvania Station will open on November 16, 2015 with the first train le=
aving at 4:57 a.m. All trains will operate the existing schedule of servi=
ce. The only change we are making is a Spotsylvania stop eight minutes be=
fore the Fredericksburg Station. See below for the Fredericksburg Line sc=
hedule with Spotsylvania added. 

The general public is invited to attend a ribbon-cutting ceremony on N=
ovember 16th at 10 a.m. Local, State and Federal elected officials will b=
e in attendance to help celebrate the station opening.

We will not begin the new train and the related new schedule on=
November 16th.  There are some scheduling coordination work we need=
to complete with our host railroads, but we will begin the new train and=
new schedule before the end of the year. Don’t worry, when we are r=
eady to announce the date for the new train and schedule, we will do so&n=
bsp;via the normal communication channels, Train Talk, our website, Faceb=
ook, Twitter, etc.

Click here=
for the full press release.

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337 update

Thursday, October 22nd, 2015

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337 update

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Almost all the passengers have been taxied to their destinations. VR=
E crews headed to station to transport the last 4 passengers to their veh=
icles.

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337 update

Thursday, October 22nd, 2015

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337 update

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Possible hour wait before inspector can get to incident south of Man=
assas Park. We are working to get a bus to Manassas Park.

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Reports that Norfolk Southern train ahead of VRE train 337 may have struck a vehicle.

Thursday, October 22nd, 2015

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Reports that Norfolk Southern train ahead of VRE train 337 may=
have struck a vehicle.

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Reports that Norfolk Southern train ahead of VRE train 337 may have =
struck a vehicle south of Manassas Park. Expect sever delays to 337. 337 =
stopped at Manassas Park. Riders should get picked up at Manassas Pa=
rk if they are able to.

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Possible 15 min delay to train 305 due to following Amtrak train 125

Thursday, October 22nd, 2015

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Possible 15 min delay to train 305 due to following Amtrak tra=
in 125

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Railroad is clear, trains are on the move

Thursday, October 22nd, 2015

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Railroad is clear, trains are on the move

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Railroad is clear, trains are on the move

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