VRE trains use tracks owned by CSX and Norfolk Southern. The tracks are heavily traveled by other passenger and freight trains connecting Virginia to major cities in the Northeast corridor.

Disabled freight trains in our service area cause delays when rail traffic must hold. Once trains have permission to proceed, they single track through the area, and this stovepiping results in track congestion delays.

When possible, our crews will try to safely make up time along the way once our trains resume their trips.