Policies Aboard VRE Trains
Items which do not cause safety hazards or inconvenience
to other passengers are permitted. For oversized bags,
please check with the conductor on your train to find the
best possible storage space available.
VRE disclaims all liability for carry-on baggage, including
special items, even if VRE personnel have handled or assisted
in loading or unloading the baggage.
Visit the Bicycle Policy page
for more information.
Food and Beverages
Food and non-alcoholic beverages may be consumed on-board trains. Please
dispose of wrappers and containers in proper receptacles.
Smoking is not permitted onboard Virginia Railway Express trains. Smoking
is also limited to 100 feet on the north end of the platform. This includes, but not limited to, pipes, cigars, cigarettes, and e-cigarettes.
Pets and Guide Animals
Only small pets are allowed, and only if carried in closed containers.
Trained guide and service animals assisting persons with disabilities are
permitted at all times.
The car immediately behind the locomotive on the south end of all VRE
trains is the Quiet Car. When in this car customers are asked to refrain
from using cell phones, keep pager, phone and PDA sounds off, and speak
only in whispers. For more information on Quiet Cars, click here to visit
our Quiet Car page.