Midday Storage Facility

What We’re Doing

Planning, designing and constructing a permanent midday storage facility for VRE trains that travel to Washington, DC.


How It Will Help

The purpose of the Virginia Railway Express Midday Storage Facility (VRE MSF) project is to replace the current storage space leased from Amtrak at the Ivy City Coach Yard in the District of Columbia. Building this new facility will allow us to:

  • Store (or “park”) commuter trains on weekdays between the inbound morning commute and the outbound afternoon commute
  • Work with members of the community, stakeholders and property owners to assess potential impacts and determine ways VRE can be a good neighbor during construction


When You’ll See It

February 2017 – First community meetings held

June 2017 – Second community meetings held

2019 – Final design begins

2020 – Construction begins


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Last updated: 08/20/2018