VRE to Present Gainesville-Haymarket Extension Alternatives at Community Meeting

April 20, 2016

Joseph Swartz, Chief of Staff

(703) 838-5425


VRE to Present Gainesville-Haymarket Extension Alternatives at Community Meeting


Alexandria, VA. – The Virginia Railway Express (VRE) has issued this media advisory to invite the media and the public to participate in the second community meeting for the Virginia Railway Express Gainesville-Haymarket Extension (VRE GHX) study.


What:    VRE Gainesville-Haymarket Extension Community Meeting


When:    April 27, 2016 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.


Where:   Gainesville Middle School  

                 Lecture Hall

                 8001 Limestone Dr.

                 Gainesville, VA 20155


This is an opportunity to comment on the initial draft alternatives, which include variations of project elements such as station locations and train schedules. Public comments will help the study team refine possible alternatives for a potential extension of VRE service along the Manassas Line from Manassas through Gainesville to Haymarket.


Public engagement is a critical part of this initiative. Please visit the VRE GHX project website for additional information at Meeting materials will be posted on the project website afterward for those who are unable to participate in person, along with information about how to send comments to the project team.


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: