For Release: June 8, 2015
Contact: Bryan Jungwirth, Director of Public Affairs & Government Relations
(703) 838-5416 office
(571) 238-9084 cell
This year the Virginia Railway Express (VRE) will run a Firecracker Special on both the Fredericksburg and Manassas Lines to downtown Washington, DC for Fourth of July Fireworks 2015. Trains will come northbound in the afternoon and will return southbound approximately an hour after the fireworks end.
Tickets will be sold exclusively online for $10.00 each person roundtrip (from any station) including all children and are on sale now. Please visit our Firecracker Special webpage to purchase tickets via PayPal.
Where and When?
Fireworks begin at 9:10pm. We will get you there in plenty of time to get yourself situated in DC. The trains will drop off all passengers at Washington Union Station between 5:30 and 6:00pm leaving plenty of time for the 20-25 minute walk to the National Mall.
The stops on the Fredericksburg Line will pick up and drop off at Leeland Road, Brooke, Quantico, Woodbridge on into Union Station. Times listed for pick-up are departure times and we will begin loading approximately 10 minutes prior to scheduled time to ensure an on-time departure from each station.
5:24 PM Arrival
Departs 10:45 PM
The stops on the Manassas Line will pick up and drop off at Broad Run, Manassas Park, Burke Centre, Backlick Road on into Union Station. Times listed for pick-up are departure times and we will begin loading approximately 10 minutes prior to scheduled time to ensure an on-time departure from each station.
5:39 PM Arrival
Departs 11:00 PM
Other Information I Need to Know?
- To get through the security checkpoints on the National Mall, you are allowed to bring backpacks, strollers and coolers but they will be searched.
- Coolers should be small.
- You are not allowed to bring any alcohol, firearms, glass products or personal fireworks.
- Trains will not make the regular VRE stops at Alexandria, Crystal City, or L'Enfant stations.
- Please regularly visit the U.S. National Park Service website for the most up-to-date information on other events that day, restrictions, security checkpoints, maps, etc.
Come on out and enjoy a Saturday night on the town in Washington, DC with family and friends on the VRE! Space is limited, so don’t delay. Check out our website, Facebook, Twitter or subscribe to Train Talk for the latest updates.
About the Virginia Railway Express (VRE)
VRE is the tenth largest commuter rail agency in the U.S. and is a transportation partnership of the Northern Virginia and Potomac & Rappahannock Transportation Commissions. VRE’s mission is to provide safe, cost effective, accessible, reliable, convenient, and comfortable commuter-oriented rail passenger service. It serves northern Virginia and Washington DC and its offices are based in Alexandria, VA. Visit our website at: www.vre.org