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COVID-19 Updates

An industry leader in pandemic response, the Virginia Railway Express was an early implementor of measures designed to protect the health and safety of passengers. These measures include an enhanced cleaning regimen, installation of social-distancing decals and hand-sanitizer dispensers on rail cars and platforms, and a facial covering requirement. VRE’s 3-D train tour lets viewers step from the platform onto a rail car and familiarize themselves with the precautions now in place. The train utilization web page helps riders find a train that best matches their social-distance comfort level. Additional information for riders is available through vre.org. 

This webpage, which details VRE’s pandemic response, contains information and images for use by journalists, researchers, academicians, and others. When using text or images from this page, please give credit to VRE (i.e.“courtesy of VRE").


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Social Media Kit
VRE Efforts to Keep Riders Safe - Twitter
VRE Efforts to Keep Riders Safe

If you must commute during the pandemic, you can still #staysafe. Public transportation systems like @VaRailXpress keep commuters safe w/ enhanced cleaning, mask requirements, hand sanitizer, contactless ticketing, & social distancing. https://www.vre.org/about/blog/watch-how-we-do-it-new-efforts-for-keeping-you-safe/

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VRE Efforts to Keep Riders Safe

Virginians are doing their part to stop the spread of #COVID19 by masking up – including commuters using transit like @VaRailXpress. State and federal orders apply to VRE commuters and all transit users to maintain a #HealthyCommute while we all work to #KeepVirginiaMoving.

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VRE Efforts to Keep Riders Safe - FACEBOOK
VRE Efforts to Keep Riders Safe

If you have to commute to the office, you can still stay safe and healthy during the pandemic. Public transportation systems like @RideVRE are going the extra mile to keep commuters safe: enhanced cleaning, mask requirements, hand sanitizers at stations and onboard, contactless ticketing, and social distancing measures including providing commuters with ridership trend information to avoid crowding on the trains. Details: https://www.vre.org/about/blog/watch-how-we-do-it-new-efforts-for-keeping-you-safe/

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VRE Efforts to Keep Riders Safe

All over the Commonwealth, organizations are going the extra mile to maximize safety and health for all Virginians as we work together to stop #COVID19. A great example is @RideVRE with all the additional measures they are taking to maintain social distancing, keep the railcars disinfected, and make hand sanitizer available onboard and at stations, among many others. VRE is doing its part to ensure safe rides, so you need to do your part, too, by wearing masks for the entire commute, including at the stations, and by maintaining our recommended social distances. Details: https://www.vre.org/about/blog/watch-how-we-do-it-new-efforts-for-keeping-you-safe/

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VRE Efforts to Keep Riders Safe

Virginians are helping stop the spread of #COVID19 by masking up – and this includes those who have to commute to work using systems like @RideVRE. State and federal mask orders apply to VRE’s trains, so passengers are doing their part to keep the Commonwealth moving safely.

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Newsletter Articles
VRE 3-D Train Tour Highlights Health and Safety Protections

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VRE 3-D Train Tour Highlights Health and Safety Protections v2

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VRE Welcomes Back Riders with their Health and Safety Top of Mind

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Related B-Roll
Train at Station (69 MB)

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Cleaning a Train Interior - Main Level (60 MB)

Click above to download file. Overnight cleanings now use acidic electrolyzed water, a potent yet nonirritating disinfectant that kills viruses, even those more resilient to disinfection, and bacteria. Learn more here.

Cleaning a Train Interior - Upper Level (42 MB)

Click above to download file. Overnight cleanings now use acidic electrolyzed water, a potent yet nonirritating disinfectant that kills viruses, even those more resilient to disinfection, and bacteria. Learn more here.

Riders at Fredericksburg Station (49 MB)

Click above to download file. Riders wait on social distancing decals and wear masks as required.

Social Distancing Decal on Platform (26 MB)

Click above to download file. VRE station platforms now have two rows of social distancing decals to guide riders on where to stand. Shot of woman stepping onto decal.

Station Platform with Social Distancing Decals (9 MB)

Click above to download file. VRE station platforms now have two rows of social distancing decals to guide riders on where to stand. Empty platform shot.

Train Crew Temperature Check (37 MB)

Click above to download file. Temperature checks are performed prior to the start of each shift. In fact, most train crew members actually have their temperatures checked twice before boarding a train.

Face Coverings Required Sign (153 MB)

Click above to download file. VRE communicates the mask requirement via signs, audio announcements, through the VRE Mobile app, vre.org, email updates and more.