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
2018 – Final design begins
2019 – Construction begins
Interested in learning about upcoming or past public meetings?