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Receiving News and Delay Alerts
Receiving News and Delay Alerts

VRE embraces the world of social networking sites to both communicate and interact with our riders.

Tags: Passenger Information Campaign
Receive Alert Messages: Tips for Registering for Train Talk
Receive Alert Messages: Tips for Registering for Train Talk

Still not a member of VRE’s Train Talk news service? Why not? It only takes a couple of minutes to join. The program takes you through a series of steps so that you can customize your account and only receive alerts that are important to you.

VRE's Plan B

When rail traffic stops unexpectedly, we have one plan B and that B stands for Buses. 

Tags: buses, delays
Train Delays

There are many reasons for delays and below, we try to highlight some of the major ones:

Tags: delays, flood-related-delays, heat-related-delays, track-work
Understanding the Need for Heat Restrictions

Steel rails slowly expand and contract as temperatures rise and fall. With a substantial change in temperature, even in early March, there can be heat restrictions.

Leaf Oil

When the leaves begin to fall, those that land on the damp surface of the rails are crushed under thousands of tons of steel.

Tags: Rail Safety
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.

Tags: railroad-time