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Delayed Fredericksburg Line train 305

Thursday, June 30th, 2016

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Delayed Fredericksburg Line train 305

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Fredericksburg Line train 305 (3=
05 departs Union Station 3:25p
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ollowing Amtrak 91 into Alexandria.=A0

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Delayed Fredericksburg LIne train 303

Thursday, June 30th, 2016

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Delayed Fredericksburg LIne train 303

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Fredericksburg Line train 303 (3=
03 departs Union Station 3:10p
) is delayed 5 – 10 minutes out of U=
nion Station due to track congestion.

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This Week’s Passenger Information Campaign: Receiving News and Delay Alerts

Thursday, June 30th, 2016

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This Week's Passenger Information Campaign: Receiving News=
and Delay Alerts

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VRE embraces the world of soci=
al networking sites to both communicate and interact with our riders. Twi=
tter allows short 140-character messages that can be received via the Twi=
tter website or via text messages on a cell phone. People must opt in to =
=93follow=94 individuals or organizations in order to receive =93tweets=94=
from them. For us, we mostly use Twitter to help update riders of train =
delays, remind them of upcoming events, or relay other important informat=
ion. If you are interested in following VRE on Twitter, you=92ll first ne=
ed to register by visiting http://www.twitter.com/VaRailXpress, and click=
ing on =93join today=94 if you=92re not already a Twitter user. During th=
e registration process, you=92ll be asked to set up any type of profile y=
ou=92d like to make for yourself, as well as select which type of device =
you=92d like the updates sent to. Once you opt in to start receiving VRE=92=
s =93tweets,=94 you=92ll begin receiving them as we send them out.
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Facebook is also utilized in a s=
imilar way, although it has the ability to provide longer more in depth i=
nformation. VRE=92s Facebook page provides info about delays, upcoming ev=
ents, such as board meetings, Meet the Management schedules and on-line c=
hats with VRE management.

To access VRE=92s Facebook page,=
please visit
htt=
ps://www.facebook.com/pages/Virginia-Railway-Express/53836370185#!/pages/=
Virginia-Railway-Express/53836370185
.

Don=92t like social media? You c=
an still receive delay alerts and news updates to your email or phone via=
our =93Train Talk=94 alert system. To subscribe please visit
the Train Talk page (https://public.govdelivery.com/accounts/VAVRE=
/subscriber/new
) and follow the prompts. If you need as=
sistance, contact the VRE office weekdays between 7:00a and 7:00p at (703=
) 684-1001 or send an email to
gotrains@vre.org. Make sure you click all the n=
ecessary boxes pertaining to your commute. We do get riders reporting tha=
t they did not receive alerts about a specific train or a specific statio=
n and when we check their account the boxes to those trains or stations h=
ave not been checked.

While Train Talk is our chief me=
thod to disseminate information for normal delays, during heavy delays wh=
en many messages are being sent out, email and phone servers can delay re=
ceipt of messages and we have found that our Twitter page (
http://twitter.com/#!/VaRailXpress) is more instantaneous when it comes to relaying informa=
tion.

Other ways that VRE communi=
cates with you!

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Blog: http://ww=
w.vre.org/about/blog/
.

Call our office:=
703-684-1001. Need a question answered immediately? Give us a c=
all Monday through Friday between the hours of 7 a.m. and 7 p.m.

CEO Report: http://www.vre.org/about/board/board-agenda-minutes/. Read our report presented each month to our Ope=
rations Board regarding On Time Performance, Capital Project Updates, Par=
king Utilization and more.

Contact & Forms page: http://www.vre.org/about/contact/.=
Office address, phone number and email, as well the link to all our vari=
ous forms (complaints, lost items, refunds, reduced fare applications, an=
d more).

Daily Performance: http://www.vre.org/service/daily-performance/. Was your train delayed? Go here to find out why.

Email our office: gotrains@vre.org. Not finding the inform=
ation you need? Send us an email and we=92ll do our best to get back to y=
ou ASAP.

Facebook: htt=
ps://www.facebook.com/RideVRE
. Information, ne=
ws and a chance to interact with VRE and fellow riders.

Flickr:=
https://www.flickr.com/photos/ridevre/. Need =
a photo of a VRE train for media or procurement purposes? Grab one from h=
ere.

Frequently Asked Questions:=
http://www.vre.org/service/faq/.=
Weekend service? Price for children? Gainesville/Haymarket extension? Se=
e what riders ask on a regular basis.

Meet the Management:=
http://www.vre.org/special-events/meet-the-=
management/
. VRE management visits a different=
station every week usually between April and June to meet our riders in =
person to hear any questions, complaints or comments they may have.

New Rider page: http://www.vre.org/service/rider/.=A0If you=
‘ve never ridden our trains before, this is the first=A0page you need to =
visit.=A0

Online Forum: http://www=
.vre.org/about/online-forum/
. Our Monthly live=
online chat session between VRE management and riders. Every 1st Wednesd=
ay of the month at Noon.

Press Releases: ht=
tp://www.vre.org/about/pr/
.

RIDE Magazine: =
http://www.vre.org/about/ride/
. RIDE is our mo=
nthly print and online magazine designed to inform riders of VRE service =
information as well as other transportation and community matters.=A0

Train Status: http://www.vre.org/service/status/. Live tr=
acking of your trains.

Train Talk: Check out the latest delay alert notices posted on our website: http:=
//www.vre.org/service/traintalk/
. Want to rece=
ive alert texts or emails from VRE, subscribe at:
h=
ttps://public.govdelivery.com/accounts/VAVRE/subscriber/new
.

Twitter: http=
s://twitter.com/VaRailXpress
. News and delay a=
lerts available here.

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Ride VRE to Celebrate Independence Day in DC!

Wednesday, June 29th, 2016

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Ride VRE to Celebrate Independence Day in DC!

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Ride VRE to Celebrate Independence Day in DC!

This year the Virginia Railway Express (VRE) will run a Firecracker Special on both the Fredericksburg and Manassas Lines to d=
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ntown Washington, DC for Fourth of July Fireworks 2016. Trains w=
ill come northbound in the afternoons and will return southbound approxim=
ately an hour after the fireworks end.

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How Much?

Tickets will continue to be sold online=A0up to July 4, 2016=A0until=A0=
9:00am.=A0 Each ticket is=A0$10.00=A0per person roundtrip (from any stati=
on) including=A0children.=A0 From the evening of June 28th to July 4th al=
l tickets=A0will be waiting for you at the station you are leaving from.=A0=
Please see a VRE staff member on the platform to get your tickets.=A0=A0=
ID is required.=A0=A0=A0

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Tickets can be purchased on our website at:

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http://vre.org/special-events/firecracker-special/

Tickets are non-refundable.=

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Where and When?

Fireworks begin at 9:10pm and we will get you there in plenty of=
time to get yourself situated in DC. The trains will drop off all passen=
gers at Washington Union Station between 5:17 and 5:30pm leaving plenty o=
f time for the 20-25 minute walk to the National Mall.

Fredericksburg Line:
The stops on the Fredericksb=
urg Line will pick up and drop off at Spotsylvania, Leeland Road, Quantic=
o, Woodbridge=A0and Union Station. Times listed for pick-up are departure=
times and we will begin loading approximately 10 minutes prior to schedu=
led time to ensure an on-time departure from each station.

Station
Spotsylvania
Leeland Road
Quantico
Woodbridge
Union Station

Times (Pick-Up)=

3:30 PM
3:52 PM
4:15 PM
4:34 PM
5:15 PM Arrival=

Station
Union Station
Woodbridge
Quantico
Leeland Road
Spotsylvania

Times (Drop-Off=
)
Departs 10:45 PM
11:25 PM
11:44 PM
12:07 AM
12:29 AM

Manassas Line:
The stops on the Manassas Line wil=
l pick up and drop off at Broad Run, Manassas Park, Burke Centre, Backlic=
k Road=A0and Union Station. Times listed for pick-up are departure times =
and we will begin loading approximately 10 minutes prior to scheduled tim=
e to ensure an on-time departure from each station.

Station
Broad Run
Manassas Park
Burke Centre
Backlick Road
Union Station

Times (Pick-Up)=

4:05 PM
4:23 PM
4:41 PM
4:58 PM
5:30 PM Arrival=

Station
Union Station=

Backlick Road
Burke Centre
Manassas Park
Broad Run

Times (Drop-Off=
)
Departs 11:00 PM
11:37 PM
11:54 PM
12:12 AM
12:23 AM

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Other Information I Need to Know?

To get through the security checkpoints on the National Mall, y=
ou are allowed to bring backpacks, strollers and coolers but they will be=
searched.

Coolers should be small.
You are not allowed to bring any alcohol, firearms, glass produ=
cts or personal fireworks.

Trains will not make the regular VRE stops at Alexandria, Cryst=
al City, or L’Enfant stations.

Please regularly visit the =
U.S. National Park Service website for the most up-to-date informatio=
n on other events that day, restrictions, security checkpoints, maps, etc=
.

Come on out and enjoy a=A0Monday night on the town in Washington, DC w=
ith family and friends on the VRE! Check out our website at www.vre.org, Facebook, Twitter or by email for=
the latest updates.

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Update – The Rippon elevator has been returned to service.

Tuesday, June 28th, 2016

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Update – The Rippon elevator has been returned to service.

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The Rippon elevator has been returned to service.

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Update – The Woodbridge elevator has been returned to service.

Tuesday, June 28th, 2016

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Update – The Woodbridge elevator has been returned to service.=

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The Woodbridge elevator =
has been returned to service.=A0

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Elevator at Woodbridge reported out of service.

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Ride VRE to Celebrate Independence Day in DC! Buy Tickets in VRE Mobile App

Monday, June 27th, 2016

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Ride VRE to Celebrate Independence Day in DC! Buy Tickets in V=
RE Mobile App

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Ride VRE to Celebrate Independence Day in DC!

As you probably have heard, we are operating trains so people ca=
n go to DC and see the fireworks on July 4th. Now there are limited quant=
ities available to purchase via VRE Mobile! (Make sure you have downloade=
d the latest app update to purchase) Or you may contact our main office a=
t (703) 684-1001 for more details about purchasing from our office.=A0=A0=
=A0

The Virginia Railway Express (VRE) will run a Firecracker Special on both the Fredericksburg and Manassas Lines to down=
town Washington, DC for Fourth of July Fireworks 2016. Trains will come n=
orthbound in the afternoons and will return southbound approximately an h=
our after the fireworks end.

How Much?

Tickets are $10.00 each person roundtrip (from any station) including =
all children. Tickets will be sold in our VRE Mobile App until July 4th. =
Or you can walk in to our Alexandria office 1500 King Street, Suite 202 A=
lexandria, VA 22314 or call us at 703-684-1001 9am to 6:30pm any weekday =
until July 1, 2016 6:30pm.

Tickets can still be purchased on our website at:http://vre.org/special-e=
vents/firecracker-special/

All tickets are non-refundable.
Where and When?

Fireworks begin at 9:10pm and we will get you there in plenty of=
time to get yourself situated in DC. The trains will drop off all passen=
gers at Washington Union Station between 5:15 and 5:30pm leaving plenty o=
f time for the 20-25 minute walk to the National Mall.

Fredericksburg Line:
The stops on the Fredericksb=
urg Line will pick up and drop off at Spotsylvania, Leeland Road, Quantic=
o, Woodbridge=A0and Union Station. Times listed for pick-up are departure=
times and we will begin loading approximately 10 minutes prior to schedu=
led time to ensure an on-time departure from each station.

Station
Spotsylvania
Leeland Road
Quantico
Woodbridge
Union Station

Times (Pick-Up)=

3:30 PM
3:52 PM
4:15 PM
4:34 PM
5:15 PM Arrival=

Station
Union Station
Woodbridge
Quantico
Leeland Road
Spotsylvania

Times (Drop-Off=
)
Departs 10:45 PM
11:25 PM
11:44 PM
12:07 AM
12:29 AM

Manassas Line:
The stops on the Manassas Line wil=
l pick up and drop off at Broad Run, Manassas Park, Burke Centre, Backlic=
k Road=A0and Union Station. Times listed for pick-up are departure times =
and we will begin loading approximately 10 minutes prior to scheduled tim=
e to ensure an on-time departure from each station.

Station
Broad Run
Manassas Park
Burke Centre
Backlick Road
Union Station

Times (Pick-Up)=

4:05 PM
4:23 PM
4:41 PM
4:58 PM
5:30 PM Arrival=

Station
Union Station=

Backlick Road
Burke Centre
Manassas Park
Broad Run

Times (Drop-Off=
)
Departs 11:00 PM
11:37 PM
11:54 PM
12:12 AM
12:23 AM

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Other Information I Need to Know?

To get through the security checkpoints on the National Mall, y=
ou are allowed to bring backpacks, strollers and coolers but they will be=
searched.

Coolers should be small.
You are not allowed to bring any alcohol, firearms, glass produ=
cts or personal fireworks.

Trains will not make the regular VRE stops at Alexandria, Cryst=
al City, or L’Enfant stations.

Please regularly visit the =
U.S. National Park Service website for the most up-to-date informatio=
n on other events that day, restrictions, security checkpoints, maps, etc=
.

Come on out and enjoy a=A0Monday night on the town in Washington, DC w=
ith family and friends on the VRE! Check out our website at www.vre.org, Facebook, Twitter or by email for=
the latest updates.

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No VRE Service on Monday, July 4th

Monday, June 27th, 2016

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No VRE Service on Monday, July 4th

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In observance of Independence Day, VRE will not operate normal servi=
ce on Monday, July 4th.=A0Regular service will resume on Tuesday,=A0July =
5th.

However, Firec=
racker tickets to go see the fireworks in downtown DC are still avail=
able!

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Elevator at Woodbridge reported out of service.

Monday, June 27th, 2016

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Elevator at Woodbridge reported out of service.

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Elevator at Woodbridge reported out of service.

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Rippon elevator reported out of service.

Monday, June 27th, 2016

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Rippon elevator reported out of service.

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Rippon elevator reported out of service.

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