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Seasonal Schedule

The seasonal schedule will be effective the first service day after Memorial Day through the last service day prior to Labor Day. The schedule on our website will be updated prior to when service resumes after Memorial Day. Look for updated pocket schedules onboard the trains and posters at the stations.

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.

Operation Lifesaver Infographic

Track Safety: Learn the facts. Exercise judgement. Teach others.  

It is not only dangerous to walk on train tracks, it is also ILLEGAL. Trains are quieter than ever, and always move faster than they appear.

Don't Rush - Take Your Time Detraining
Safety Concerns

Here are some examples of things that you the rider can do to keep yourself safe.

Bell Versus Horn

Two very symbolic and perhaps widely known components of the locomotive are the bell and the horn. Both are vital safety features, however, the bell's use predates the locomotive to the days of horse-drawn street cars and carriages.

VRE and Security

VRE's security strategy takes a system wide approach and considers the following as our security assets: passengers, train crews, VRE staff, law enforcement partners, host railroads, special programs and community.

Our Passengers: The Eyes and Ears of VRE
Crossing Tracks Can Be A Deadly Choice
VRE's Undercover Law Enforcement Officers Program

VRE's Undercover Law Enforcement Offficer program has been in effect since 2001. The program is designed to be one component in VRE's security strategy to increase the level of security provided on our system.

History of Railroad Signaling

Since its birth, the railroad has employed a variety of signaling methods to communicate with locomotive crews as to what course of action they must take, mile by mile, in order to safeguard themselves from possible collision.