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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.

7-Day and 31-Day Passes Now Available
7-Day and 31-Day Passes Now Available

Convenient, flexible and economical, two new fare passes were designed with the rider in mind. The 7-Day and 31-Day Passes are now available on VRE Mobile.

USB Tethering
USB Tethering

VRE will not have Wi-Fi available until cell phone towers are put in place all along the route so that riders have 100% connectivity. Sometimes during the ride, however, you undoubtably wish your laptop had an Internet connection. USB tethering may fit the bill.

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.