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Flash Flood Speed Restrictions

In an area where flooding is possible and current conditions warrant, CSX and Norfolk Southern may implement 40 mph speed restrictions in the affected area.

Both CSX and Norfolk Southern policies follow the same concept most of us do when driving in heavy rain: slowing down enables the engineers to operate through areas with limited visibility. Most importantly, should deep water cover the tracks, or if a section of track is washed out, a slower rate of speed will allow the engineer to slow or stop the train.

Speed restrictions during in flash flood warnings conditions, like heat restrictions, are put into effect for safety reasons. This rule is put into effect because heavy rains can wash away parts of the ballast (the rocks that support the tracks).

The Manassas line is especially prone to this since the conditions that cause flooding are more prevalent. Once imposed, flood-related speed restrictions will remain in place until the tracks can be properly inspected. So even though it may be sunny outside, if the tracks haven't been fully inspected yet after a storm the speed restrictions will remain.

OmniRide Launches Real-Time App
OmniRide Launches Real-Time App

OmniRide now has its own mobile app to provide passengers with real-time bus arrival information and updates.

Use the app, and ride a FREE OmniRide shuttle to catch a VRE train!

Temporary cost reduction of a single-ride Amtrak Step-Up
Step-Up Cost

For the summer of 2019, we've lowered the cost of a single-ride Amtrak Step-Up ticket from $8 to $4! Learn more on the Step-Up page, then consider VRE Mobile to purchase your multi-ride VRE tickets and Amtrak Step-Up tickets.

OmniRide Adds Free VRE Shuttles During Metro's Summer Shutdown
OmniRide's Free VRE Shuttles

OmniRide will offer FREE shuttle service connecting residents with two nearby VRE Stations during Metro’s summer shutdown. The shuttles will begin operating on Tuesday, May 28, 2019 and will continue until Metro reopens the six Blue and Yellow line stations.

FRED Transit to Start New Quantico VRE Feeder Service in May 2019
Quantico VRE Feeder

Beginning Wednesday, May 1, 2019, FREDericksburg Regional Transit (FRED) will start early morning and late afternoon feeder bus service between Aquia Towne Center, the north VDOT commuter lot on Route 610/Garrisonville Road and the Virginia Railway Express (VRE) station in Quantico, VA. 

Lost and Found
Lost and Found

If you've misplaced an item, the process for making a claim is simple, just fill out VRE's online Lost Item Report or call 800-743-3873 as soon as you realize an item is missing.

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