Recent Blog Posts
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.
Please note as of October 1, 2019, Step-Up tickets have returned to their regular price.
- Safety Concerns
Here are some examples of things that you the rider can do to keep yourself safe.
- The Quiet Car
Ever since the debut of VRE's Quiet Cars, we've intended for them to be restful, peaceful and quiet, but not necessarily tombs of complete silence. We urge everyone who plans to ride in a Quiet Car to please review the guidelines and respect your fellow quiet-seeking passengers.
- Free Ride Certificates (aka: FRCs)
If a VRE train enters a station 30 minutes or more behind schedule, passengers detraining from that point forward are entitled to receive one "Free Ride Certificate" good for a FREE one-way trip on VRE.
- Train Delays
There are many reasons for delays and below, we try to highlight some of the major ones:
- History of the Railroader's Timepiece
Keeping time on the railroad began as an imperfect science. Timepieces of the very early 1800's were notorious for losing as much as ten minutes a day.