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Enhanced Cleaning Procedures

VRE railcars are disinfected twice a day, after morning and evening service, with special attention given to frequently touched surfaces.

 

Preparing for the Next Day's Morning Service

Overnight cleanings now use acidic electrolyzed water, a potent yet nonirritating disinfectant that kills viruses, even those more resilient to disinfection, and bacteria. The hypochlorous acid produced by electrolyzing the water can be 100 times more powerful than the hypochlorite ion in bleach, yet it does not irritate the eyes and skin and does not damage fabric and metal. Hypochlorous acid relies on a process called lysis to kill viruses and bacteria. The acid causes the cell’s membrane to rupture, resulting in its death.

Our new enhanced cleaning system is environmentally friendly, using only salt, tap water, and electricity. By generating our cleaning solution on site and on demand, we eliminate the environmental impact from the distribution and disposal of hazardous conventional chemicals, while creating a healthy indoor environment.

 

See our cleaning procedures in action (one minute) or watch the full two-minute video to learn about cleaning procedures, social distancing and more.

 


 

A Look at NVTC
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. 

Working Together: A Look at NVTA
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.

Survey: Regional Return to Work
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. 

Watch How We Do It
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. 

Trains 300 & 307 will Supplement S Schedule
300/307 to Supplement S Schedule

Effective Monday, July 27: Fredericksburg Line trains 300 and 307 will supplement our reduced-service “S” schedule.