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The "S" stands for "special." Trains marked with an "S" operate every VRE service day, and they are typically the only trains that operate when VRE is on its "S" schedule. "S" schedule days typically occur during times of inclement weather or around certain holidays. The decision to run an "S" schedule is typically made the evening prior, or very early in the morning, before service starts. Service updates are passed to our riders via Train Talk emails, website updates, Facebook, Twitter and alerts to local media outlets.


Coronavirus Update

VRE is currently operating its "S" schedule, supplemented by select trains to better support social distancing. The following trains will run in addition to the "S" schedule:

Line Train Departing Information  Effective Date
Fredericksburg 300 Departs Spotsylvania at 4:54 a.m Monday, July 27
Fredericksburg 307 Departs Union Station at 4:10 p.m. Monday, July 27

 

Alignment with CDC & State Guidance
Alignment with CDC & State Guidance

VRE is considered an essential service in Virginia, and a part of a Critical Infrastructure Industry as defined by the Department of Homeland Security. As such, we entered into the COVID-19 pandemic with two primary objectives: 1.) Keep service running; 2.) Meet or exceed all standards to keep passengers and crews safe.

A Look at NVTC
Bringing Elected Officials Together: NVTC

The creation and ongoing support of VRE is an example of how NVTC (and PRTC) bring together elected officials from across Northern Virginia to make regional decisions to improve transportation. 

Working Together: A Look at NVTA
Working Together: A Look at NVTA

In a rapidly growing metropolitan area, it truly takes a collaborative effort that looks beyond jurisdictional lines, to reduce congestion and get people home to loved ones faster.

Survey: Regional Return to Work
Return to Work Survey

The Capital Region needs your organization’s participation to safely and sustainably reopen. We encourage all employers in the region – private, public and non-profit – to answer a brief 10-minute survey about each organization's reopening plans. 

Watch How We Do It
Watch How We Do It

See our new cleaning procedures in action as well as how riders are expected to utilize social distancing guidance, follow state orders for face coverings, and maintain good hand hygiene.