Our cross honor agreement with Amtrak allows VRE multi-ride
passengers the ability to use the Amtrak trains listed on our
schedule, in conjunction with a
Step-Up ticket, for commuter travel.
Be sure that your ticket is for the proper zones that you are
travelling between. For example, if you're detraining at
Fredericksburg, and you normally detrain from Leeland Road, the
ticket that you're using in conjunction with your Step-Up must
cover Fredericksburg. Accepted ticket types are:
If any of the following Amtrak train numbers are operating: 83, 85, 86, 84, 87, 93, 94, 95, 125, 171, 174, 176, Monday through Friday, even on a weekday holiday when VRE is not running, an Amtrak step-up ticket with a properly zoned VRE Monthly, 5 day pass or 10 ride ticket, will be accepted by Amtrak for travel on that train.
Amtrak numbered trains that are different from any of the above are not considered cross honor trains and cannot be ridden by a VRE passenger with a VRE ticket or step-up. These trains can only be ridden with an Amtrak ticket.
When making your plans, please check with Amtrak to find out if
your preferred train has been sold out in advance. If Amtrak has
sold out that train, VRE passengers may not be permitted to board.
For more information on Amtrak
service, call 1-800-USA-RAIL or click here
for information on Amtrak and other connecting services.
Note: Amtrak trains do not make all VRE station stops.
Individuals not in possession of the correct tickets will be charged
the full Amtrak one-way fare, including any penalty for purchasing a
ticket at a staffed station. VRE's "service guarantee" does
not apply to trips taken on Amtrak trains.
Our cross honor agreement with MARC allows VRE riders, with a valid
tickets, the ability to transfer for free to reverse-flow MARC trains.
Reverse-flow trains are defined as trains that are going in the opposite
direction of the rush-hour commuters.
Riders are permitted to board on any VRE or MARC train leaving
Washington until noon and return to Washington on any VRE or MARC train
returning the same day, with the same ticket.
For reverse-flow trains in our service, please visit our
schedule page. For MARC service information,
please visit the MARC website.
Note: MARC will not accept free ride certificates or
other promotional tickets. Cross-honor tickets not accepted on Amtrak