Alignment with CDC & State Guidance

VRE is considered an essential service in the state of Virginia, and a part of a Critical Infrastructure Industry as defined by the Department of Homeland Security. As such, we entered into the COVID-19 pandemic with two primary objectives: 1.) Keep service running, and 2.) Meet or exceed all standards to keep passengers and crews safe.

Under our Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP) -- implemented in response to the state of emergency issued on March 12, 2020 -- VRE operations are frequently evaluated, shifted and prioritized to mitigate risks and ensure continuous performance of our essential functions. We will continue to enhance our COOP as the situation evolves, but we will always remain vigilant in following guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Virginia Department of Health, and the Virginia Department of Labor and Industry.

The CDC recently released a criteria tool to assist public transportation administrators in making reopening decisions. We invite you to see our how our new procedures allow us to respond to each line of criteria as well as learn more about our commitment to running our commuter train service as safely as possible. 

See how our processes align with CDC guidelines. 



Crystal City Station Improvements
Update: Crystal City Station Improvements

The Crystal City Station Improvements project is scheduled to complete the Preliminary Engineering (PE) and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) review phase of the project by spring 2021. The station improvements include an island platform with two entrances within the existing railroad right-of-way.

OmniRide and Virginia Railway Express Partners in Public Transit
OmniRide & VRE: Partners in Public Transit

OmniRide is honored to be able to partner with VRE to meet the travel needs of the region’s essential workers and for passengers making essential travel to employment, grocery stores, health care appointments, and more.

Federal Mask Mandate
Federal Mask Mandate

The President issued an Executive Order, Promoting COVID-19 Safety in Domestic and International Travel,  requiring masks to be worn on trains.  

VRE Mobile Update
VRE Mobile Update
If your phone isn't set to automatically update, open VRE Mobile and manually update by clicking "Update My App" or vist Google Play or the App Store directly.
Commuter Connections
Commuter Connections

The coronavirus pandemic has heavily impacted the way area residents work on a daily basis. With continued travel restrictions for many, working from home has become a common practice. For those required to commute to the worksite during the pandemic, Commuter Connections never stopped providing assistance.