At VRE, safety is priority.

VRE’s safety and security strategy takes a system wide approach and considers the following as our security assets: passengers, the surrounding community, first response agency partners, train crews, our host railroads and the many contractors who support VRE. All of these facets combine to create one community dedicated to the safety of VRE as a rail system.




On an average weekday there are about 7,000 passenger trips on VRE. This means 7,000 pairs of eyes. VRE reminds our passengers to contact a VRE conductor if they notice:

  • Unattended packages
  • Suspicious behavior
  • People in bulky, seasonally inappropriate clothing
  • Exposed wiring or other irregularities on luggage
  • Anyone tampering with surveillance cameras or entering unauthorized areas
  • Trust your INSTINCTS – If SOMETHING DOES NOT SEEM RIGHT – Alert a VRE Conductor!

If you see a practice that you feel may be unsafe, please report it to your conductor or to VRE. All safety and security concerns are sent directly to our Safety and Security Administrator.