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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.

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Current Projects

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


Alexandria Station Improvements

The purpose of this project is three-fold. First and foremost is removing the at-grade pedestrian crossing. Second, improve the interface between the track and platform in order to eliminate step boxes. Third, improve
boarding capabilities on Track 1.

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 project will lengthen the existing platform to better accommodate up to 8-car train consists.

Crystal City Station Improvements

Expansion and relocation of the VRE Crystal City Station to provide two platform edges and serve full-length trains.

Franconia-Springfield Station Improvements

This project will lengthen the existing platforms to better accommodate up to 8-car train consists.

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 project will extend the existing platform to better accommodate 8-car train consists.

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

The improvements completed in 2017 are deemed adequate to accommodate VRE trains and the planned third track. Future work at the station will include a second platform and pedestrian overpass to accommodate
construction of the fourth track by DRPT.

Manassas Park Station Parking Expansion

Expansion of Parking at the Manassas Park station. Addition of a parking garage.

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

Quantico Station Improvements includes design, permitting, and construction of a new center platform, pedestrian bridge and extension of the existing platform.

Rippon Station Improvements

This project is for the design and construction of a platform extension at Rippon Station with pedestrian overpass to accommodate full-length trains.

Rolling Road Platform Extension

Platform extension to accommodate a standard 8 car consist.

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.