VRE Cuts Ribbon on Fredericksburg Station Improvements


Representatives of the Virginia Railway Express (VRE) and a host of dignitaries gathered May 21 at the Fredericksburg rail station to celebrate recent improvements that enhance the passenger experience, increase safety for VRE riders and pedestrians, and restore the iconic image of the station and surrounding infrastructure.

The $14.4 million project included rehabilitating the existing platforms, stairs and all four rail bridges; constructing new stairs to provide direct access from the platform to a parking lot; improving ADA access to the west side elevator; adding signage, sidewalks and lighting; and refreshing the platform canopies and other areas with paint.

The improvements have succeeded in restoring the Fredericksburg rail station and surrounding structures to a state that closely mirrors their appearance nearly a century earlier. They also will help maintain the structural integrity of the station and bridges in the decades to come. Learn more.