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303 may experience delays south of quantico

Thursday, October 22nd, 2015

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303 may experience delays south of quantico

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There is a truck on the tracks just south of Quantico. Amtrak trains=
95 and 91 are stopped. Train 303 may experience delays due to following =
95 and 91.

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Train 326 Delayed

Thursday, October 22nd, 2015

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Train 326 Delayed

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Train 326 (departs Broad Run at 6:15) is delayed approxima=
tely 10 minutes due to equipment issues.

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Train 326 Delayed

Thursday, October 22nd, 2015

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Train 326 Delayed

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Train 326 (departs Broad Run at 6:15) is delayed approxima=
tely 10 minutes due to equipment issues.

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Positive Train Control Deadline

Wednesday, October 21st, 2015

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Positive Train Control Deadline

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As many of our passengers are aware, VRE has been actively working t=
o implement Positive Train Control (PTC) as mandated by Congress. PTC is =
an enhancement to the safety systems that are already utilized on our loc=
omotives and cab cars and VRE is spending $10.5 million to add the new eq=
uipment.  Despite the hard work and dedication by our staff, contrac=
tors and host railroads, more time is needed to complete the work.  =
Yesterday, we received a letter from Norfolk Southern Railway (NSR) stati=
ng that VRE trains will not be permitted to operate on their tracks after=
December 31st, the mandated deadline for PTC, unless Congress acts to ex=
tend the PTC deadline.   This would affect all Manassas Line tr=
ains. It is likely service on the Fredericksburg Line will also be suspen=
ded without a PTC extension.   The Northern Virginia and Potoma=
c & Rappahannock Transportation Commissions, owners of VRE, will be c=
onsidering this issue at their November 5, 2015 meetings.

If an extension is not passed and service is suspended, we will advise=
our passengers of alternative transportation options prior to December 1=
4 so those with SmartBenefits may allocate employer-provided commuter ben=
efits to other public transportation options. VRE has been briefing =
our Congressional delegation since July and they are fully supportive of =
extending the PTC deadline.   We will communicate the status of=
Congressional action on the PTC extension and its effect on VRE operatio=
ns frequently through our Train Talk email service, website at vre.org, a=
nd social media channels.  Stay tuned for more information.

If you’d like to read our press r=
elease on this subject, please go to:  Positive Train Control – Press Rel=
ease

 

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VRE office elevator in Alexandria out of service.

Monday, October 19th, 2015

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VRE office elevator in Alexandria out of service.

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Please be advised that the V=
RE office elevator (1500 King St. Suite 202, Alexandria, VA) will be=
completely out of service for two weeks from October 19 – Oct=
ober 30, 2015
while repairs are completed. 
A contact board will be setup in the lobby for=
all clients and guests to reference in case they need assistance. We apo=
logize in advance for any inconvenience this may cause.
If you need to visit the VRE office but also need t=
o utilize an elevator, please contact our office at 703-684-1001. Th=
ank you.

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313 departed Union Station 45 min late

Wednesday, October 14th, 2015

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313 departed Union Station 45 min late

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313 departed Union Station 50 min late

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Extra engine has been added to 313. They should be on the move shortly toward Union Station platform.

Wednesday, October 14th, 2015

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Extra engine has been added to 313. They should be on the move=
shortly toward Union Station platform.

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Extra engine has been added to 313. They should be on the move short=
ly toward Union Station platform.

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313 currently 40 min late. Crews are out of communication while adding engine, unable to find out cause of additional holdup.

Wednesday, October 14th, 2015

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313 currently 40 min late. Crews are out of communication whil=
e adding engine, unable to find out cause of additional holdup.

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313 currently 40 min late. Crews are out of communication while addi=
ng engine, unable to find out cause of additional holdup.

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313 is still in the yard. Crews are still working to get the protection engine added to the train.

Wednesday, October 14th, 2015

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313 is still in the yard. Crews are still working to get the p=
rotection engine added to the train.

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313 is still in the yard. Crews are still working to get the protect=
ion engine added to the train.

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313 expected to arrive at Union Station platform 10 min late due to locomotive issues. Adding a protect engine to the train.

Wednesday, October 14th, 2015

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313 expected to arrive at Union Station platform 10 min late d=
ue to locomotive issues. Adding a protect engine to the train.

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313 expected to arrive at Union Station platform 10 min late due to =
locomotive issues. Adding a protect engine to the train.

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