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The 7-Day Pass: Service or Calendar Days?

The 7-Day Pass is good for seven consecutive calendar days once validated. So, rather than counting the number of service days after you validate, use your calendar to track which days your ticket will be honored.

Does the 7-Day Pass factor weekend days?

While VRE does not currently operate on weekends, the 7-Day Pass does tally both weekends and holidays as its counts down the number of valid days. The image below shows examples of when a ticket is activated and when it will expire.

What about weeks that include holidays?

We recommend purchasing a 10-Ride Ticket when a holiday is approaching rather than a 7-Day Pass. If you use a 7-Day Pass during a week with a holiday, the ticket cost is the same as four Day Passes. You won’t be at a loss with the 7-Day Pass, but it won’t provide the best value.

History of Railroad Signaling

Since its birth, the railroad has employed a variety of signaling methods to communicate with locomotive crews as to what course of action they must take, mile by mile, in order to safeguard themselves from possible collision.

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A Reminder to Validate Your Tickets

Validating a ticket is the process of applying the value of one ride from your ticket to your current trip on the train.

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U.S.N.O. Time
U.S.N.O. Time

VRE's trains run not by the time it says on your watch, but by the time that the U.S. Naval Observatory Time Services Department says it is.

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Don't Rush - Take Your Time Detraining
VRE's Undercover Law Enforcement Officers Program

VRE's Undercover Law Enforcement Offficer program has been in effect since 2001. The program is designed to be one component in VRE's security strategy to increase the level of security provided on our system.

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