For Release: June 12, 2017
Contact: Cindy King, Marketing Administrator
U.S. Senator Tim Kaine to Headline 25th Anniversary Celebration for the Virginia Railway Express
The Virginia Railway Express (VRE) began providing commuter rail service on its Manassas Line on June 22, 1992, and on its Fredericksburg Line on July 20, 1992. Since its inception, VRE has grown from serving fewer than 5,000 daily commuters during its inaugural year to nearly 20,000 riders per day currently.
VRE will commemorate its 25th Service Anniversary with a ceremony at its downtown Fredericksburg Station on Friday, June 16th, at 11:15 a.m. The station is located at 200 Lafayette Boulevard.
The event – open to the public – will feature remarks from Fredericksburg Mayor Mary Katherine Greenlaw, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation Director Jennifer Mitchell, and VRE Chief Executive Officer Doug Allen. VRE Operations Board Chairman and Alexandria City Councilman Paul Smedberg will serve as Master of Ceremonies.
Featured speakers will be available to the press immediately following the ceremony, which is scheduled to end at 12:00 Noon.
About the Virginia Railway Express (VRE)
VRE is the tenth largest commuter rail service 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 customer responsive commuter-oriented rail passenger service. It provides over 4.5 million rides annually in northern Virginia and Washington D.C. and its offices are based in Alexandria, VA. Visit our website at: www.vre.org