Transforming Rail in Virginia / Projects

VRE’s $818.6 million Capital Improvements Program (CIP) to enhance service includes improvements to 11 stations, additional rolling stock to expand our fleet, and five train maintenance and storage projects.

A large component of our CIP is the Transforming Rail in Virginia initiative. This landmark agreement between the Commonwealth and CSX allows for infrastructure improvements to greatly improve passenger rail service on the Fredericksburg Line. The phased implementation plan calls for a second rail bridge and a dedicated passenger rail corridor between Franconia, Virginia and the District of Columbia. Proposed improvements include a fourth track between Crystal City and Alexandria, a third track between Franconia and Lorton, a Franconia-to-Springfield bypass for passenger trains, and six sidings to allow trains to pass.

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Overview of Projects

2020 Presentation




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