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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.
- VRE Onboard Bicycle Policy
Bicycles are sometimes a point of contention onboard our trains. On one hand some think that we don't allow enough bicycles. Unfortunately, due to heavy crowding there is simply no room at this time to provide enough space for full sized bicycles on most of our trains.
- Mobile Tickets
Aside from ticket purchase, VRE Mobile comes in handy when it comes time to validate a ticket. Validating a ticket, the process of applying the value of one ride from a ticket to that current trip on a train, is mandatory before starting a trip.
- Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About VRE Step-Up Tickets
A step-up ticket is a ticket that VRE riders can purchase (in conjunction with a TLC Ticket, Monthly Ticket, Five Day Pass or Ten-Trip ticket) that allows one the ability to ride a designated Amtrak train.