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Step-Up Cost

We've temporarily lowered the cost of a single-ride Amtrak Step-Up ticket from $8 to $4! 

While VRE is unable to run additional or longer trains, the temporary reduction is part of VRE’s effort to accommodate Metrorail passengers during this summer’s closure of six stations south of National Airport for platform repairs.

Learn more on the Step-Up page, then consider VRE Mobile to purchase your multi-ride VRE tickets and Amtrak Step-Up tickets.

Station Histories

Railroad and Civil War history surround you as you wait for your train.

Tags: railroad-history, stations
VRE: Past, Present & Future - Infographic
Onboard Restrooms

We have received comments and complaints regarding water washing onto the tracks from our restroom cars. We feel it may be helpful to clarify what exactly is occurring when this happens.

Tags: restrooms, mechanical, system, bathroom
Standing Means Detraining (or, Please Don't Queue)

What we really want is to allow detraining passengers an easy exit, and since you can still stand just before your stop, you'll still manage to get off your train in a timely manner. However, if the conductor asks you to find a seat, please do so.

Tags: courtesy, queuing
Leaf Oil
Leaf Oil

When the leaves begin to fall, those that land on the damp surface of the rails are crushed under thousands of tons of steel.

Tags: Rail Safety