Virginia Railway Express (VRE)

Alexandria, VA 22314


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1500 King Street, Suite 202
Alexandria, VA 22314
United States

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Virginia Railway Express (VRE)
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VRE provides commuter rail service from the Northern Virginia suburbs to Alexandria, Crystal City and downtown Washington, D.C., along the I-66 and I-95 corridors.

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VPRA enters preliminary discussions with Norfolk Southern Corporation for new rail agreement

The agreement would feature the purchase of the Manassas Line and the pursuit of an option to extend passenger rail service to the New River Valley on the Norfolk Southern Corporation...

Virginia Railway Express cuts ribbon on Fredericksburg rail station improvements

May 23, 2024
The $14.4 million project enhances the passenger experience, increases safety for VRE riders and pedestrians and restores the iconic image of the station and surrounding infrastructure...

VRE’s commissions approves FY 2025 budget and six-year CIP

Jan. 17, 2024
VRE’s FY 2025 operating budget totals $119.9 million, which is an increase of 10 percent from the FY 2024 budget, while the 1.3 billion CIP includes improvements at 12 stations...

Virginia Commonwealth Transportation Board approves new funding policies for VRE and WMATA

The policies change the way the VRE is funded and reforms the governance and funding of the WMATA.
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VRE opens new Lifecycle Overhaul and Upgrade Facility

July 3, 2023
The new facility allows VRE to perform expanded maintenance on its railcars and locomotives onsite in Spotsylvania County, Va.
Sharon Bulova at a 2015 ceremony when locomotive V62 was named after her.

Former VRE operations board chair to receive APTA distinguished service award

Sept. 4, 2020
Sharon Bulova was honored for decades-long efforts to ensure the region is served by high-quality, high-capacity transit.
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VRE extends operations and maintenance contracts with Keolis

June 11, 2020
The contracts allow for continuity in rail service.
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Virginia Railway Express announces new acting CEO

Nov. 18, 2019
Richard Dalton has been chosen for the role.

Articles & News

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The existing station at Crystal City.

VRE approved for $20 million in funding through 1-395/95 Commuter Choice program

June 5, 2023
The funding will be used to reestablish VRE’s Amtrak Step-Up program, as well as relocate and expand the Crystal City commuter rail station.
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The value of transit in northern Virginia in 2018 versus 2025 based on NVTC studies.

Transit’s value to northern Virginia: $1.5 billion

June 2, 2023
At least two-thirds of the estimated annual personal income and sales tax revenue generated by transit in northern Virginia can be attributed to WMATA’s Metrorail system.
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DJ Stadtler to lead VPRA as executive director

April 9, 2021
Stadtler is a known leader among rail professionals and will work to deliver $3.7 billion in rail improvements throughout Virginia.
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Officials signed agreements for the Transforming Rail in Virginia initiative on March 30 at the Amtrak/VRE station in Alexandria, Va.

Virginia, VRE, CSX and Amtrak sign expansive rail investment agreement

March 31, 2021
The $3.7 billion Transforming Rail in Virginia plan is designed to boost the commonwealth’s economy while enhancing movement of both passenger and freight trains.

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VRE Operations Board recommends leadership transition

Oct. 21, 2019
VRE CEO Doug Alen will step down.

Virginia Railway Express recognized for excellence in financial reporting

July 11, 2019
The Government Finance Officers Association (GROA) has awarded the Virginia Railway Express (VRE) with the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for...

Virginia Railway Express Selects Rockwell Collins’ ARINC RailwayNetSM for Hosted PTC Solution

Oct. 5, 2017
Working to increase safety and reliability and with a focus on meeting the Positive Train Control requirements mandated by the Rail Safety Improvement Act
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VRE Operations Board Member Gary Skinner Recognized by the Virginia Transit Association

May 29, 2017
On Wednesday, May 24, the Virginia Transit Association (VTA) named The Honorable Gary Skinner, Spotsylvania County Board of Supervisors, as the 2017 winner of the Outstanding ...

VRE Honors Major Contributors at Board Recognition Ceremony

May 16, 2017
On Saturday, May 13, 2017 at 10:00 a.m., the Virginia Railway Express held a ceremony at its Broad Run Station to honor four distinguished individuals that have made outstanding...