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Schedules

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, VRE will operate at a reduced service level until further notice. Visit the schedules page for more.

Fares & Tickets

VRE offers a variety of ticket types at different price levels. Visit the Fares & Tickets page for more information.

System Map

VRE trains run on two lines: Manassas and Fredericksburg. Use the System Map for more details on these lines.

New Rider

Are you new to riding VRE? Check out our Rider's Guide to assist you in planning your first trip on VRE.

Virginia Railway Express (VRE)

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VRE provides commuter-oriented rail service from the Northern Virginia suburbs to Alexandria, Crystal City and downtown Washington, D.C., along the I-66 and I-95 corridors.

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In addition to credit cards and PayPal, VRE Mobile accepts SmartBenefits. Plus, we offer one-on-one assistance to help with the SmartBenefits allocation process when using VRE Mobile.

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Special Events

VRE participates in special annual events, as well as hosts public meetings and informational pop-ups on station platforms.

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Pop-Up Events

This year, we held a series of pop-up events at various stations throughout the VRE system. Like Meet the Management, each station addressed a theme based on feedback and questions we'd received from you, our passengers.

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Meet the Management

Meet the Management is our opportunity to show our appreciation to you, our customers. During this time of year, VRE management visits a different station every week, bringing refreshments for everyone. The goal is to meet our riders in person in order to hear any questions, complaints or comments they may have.

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Santa Train

Every year just before Christmas, kids and their parents are given the opportunity to ride a VRE train to meet Santa and friends, who are on board to promote rail safety and Operation Lifesaver’s “Look, Listen and Live” campaign.

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Clifton Day

VRE participates in the annual Clifton Day Festival. The festival is an event where you can enjoy fine arts, crafts, and antiques in the historic town of Clifton. Kids will enjoy the music, family entertainment and the civil war re-enactment.

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Manassas Railway Festival

The Manassas Heritage Railway Festival, which occurs the first weekend in June, is a celebration of the rich railway history that Manassas has to offer.

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Firecracker Special

For a few years, the Virginia Railway Express (VRE) has run a Firecracker Special on both the Fredericksburg and Manassas Lines to downtown Washington, DC for Fourth of July Fireworks.

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Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day

To introduce rail to a future generation of riders, VRE allows students between the ages of 11 and 18 to ride for free each year on Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day when accompanied by a paying adult. 

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Industry Day

Industry Day is an annual event held by VRE to present upcoming procurement opportunities and provide an opportunity for industry leaders to engage in a robust and open dialogue about business opportunities with VRE.

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Our Blog

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Bringing Elected Officials Together: NVTC

The creation and ongoing support of VRE is an example of how NVTC (and PRTC) bring together elected officials from across Northern Virginia to make regional decisions to improve transportation. 

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Working Together: A Look at NVTA

In a rapidly growing metropolitan area, it truly takes a collaborative effort that looks beyond jurisdictional lines, to reduce congestion and get people home to loved ones faster.

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Return to Work Survey

The Capital Region needs your organization’s participation to safely and sustainably reopen. We encourage all employers in the region – private, public and non-profit – to answer a brief 10-minute survey about each organization's reopening plans. 

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Watch How We Do It

See our new cleaning procedures in action as well as how riders are expected to utilize social distancing guidance, follow state orders for face coverings, and maintain good hand hygiene. 

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