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At Virginia Railway Express, our goal is to meet and exceed our rider's expectations every single day. That’s why we’re constantly working on new ways to grow and develop our system.

From massive construction projects involving miles of new track, to simple station fixes that can make your ride just a little more comfortable, we’re always on the lookout for opportunities to improve.

VRE Train

Current Projects

These projects relate to both the construction and expansion of structures which help to improve the reliability of VRE's service. 


Alexandria Pedestrian Tunnel
Alexandria Station Improvements

We're removing the wooden trestle across Track 3 (closest to the station) and Track 2 (the island or Center platform), adding elevators to both platforms and adjusting the platform elevations to make them ADA-compliant.

Broad Run

The Broad Run Expansion project involves several elements including: parking expansion, yard expansion, addition of a third mainline track, and platform shift

Brooke Station Improvements

This improvement project will involve the design and construction of 700-foot long side and island platforms. A new pedestrian overpass will be added with stairs and elevators on each platform to allow for cross-track passenger circulation.

Crystal City Station Improvements

A reconfigured station with a longer platform served by two tracks would remove an operational bottleneck and expand train capacity in the most heavily trafficked part of the CSXT RF&P Subdivision. It will also improve the safety and reliability of the railroad.

Franconia-Springfield Station Improvements

The proposed improvements include lengthening the existing west platform adjacent to WMATA Metrorail and lengthening/widening the existing east platform to accommodate an eight-car train consist.

L'Enfant North and South Storage Tracks

We're converting existing side tracks both north and south of L’Enfant Station so that they can be used to temporarily store trains during the middle of the day.

Leeland Road Station Improvements

This improvement project will involve the design and construction of 700-foot long side and island platforms. A new pedestrian overpass will be added with stairs and elevators on each platform will allow for cross-track passenger circulation.

Lifecycle Overhaul and Upgrade

We're building a new maintenance facility to conduct heavy maintenance on-site.

Long Bridge Feasibility and Environmental Studies

The purpose of this project is to provide additional railroad capacity across the Potomac River.

Lorton Station Second Platform

We're designing and constructing a second, 700-foot-long island platform at Lorton Station, across the tracks from the current platform

Manassas Park Station Parking Expansion

The VRE station and the proposed parking facility are an integral part of the City Center Redevelopment District, the proposed transit-accessible high-density mixed-use town center of Manassas Park.

Midday Storage Facility

We're planning, designing and constructing a permanent midday storage facility for VRE trains that travel to Washington, DC.

Penta-Platforms Station Improvements

The Penta-Platforms Project will add capacity to the CSXT RF&P Subdivision by generally extending platforms and/or adding second platforms at five VRE Fredericksburg Line stations.

Potomac Shores Station

This new VRE station will be a key component of Potomac Shores’ emerging town center.

Quantico Station Improvements

VRE is designing and constructing an island platform, pedestrian bridges; extension of the existing platform; and track modifications. Improvements are being coordinated with the ongoing Arkendale to Powell’s Creek third track project being implemented by the Commonwealth of Virginia and CSX.

Rippon Station Improvements

This improvement project will involve the design and construction of a 250-foot extension of the existing platform and a second platform. A new pedestrian overpass will be added with stairs and elevators on each platform will allow for cross-track passenger circulation. 

Rolling Road Platform Extension

The platform extension project, will build a 250-foot platform extension to accommodate eight-car trains.

Station Facilities Projects

Status update of VRE facilities projects as reported in the VRE CEO Report

System Plan 2040

The plan provides a framework for VRE system investments and actions VRE should pursue through 2040 to best meet regional travel needs. The system investments and service expansion recommended in the System Plan will enable VRE to carry over 40,000 new weekday trips by 2040, more than double the 19,000 daily trips carried today.

TVM Upgrade

We now have an upgrade underway which will effectively replace every major component in the system, leaving just the stainless steel cabinets from the original system.