VRE to Return to Full Service

The Virginia Railway Express (VRE) will resume its full-service schedule on
Tuesday, June 1, increasing commuting options for passengers. VRE has been running a
reduced-service schedule since March 17, 2020, following a decline in ridership due to COVID 19 Under the full-service schedule, VRE will operate 32 daily trains on its two lines.

VRE railcars will remain marked for social distancing, with window seats available in every other
row. VRE’s train utilization webpage allows passengers to find the train that matches their social
distance comfort level. An enhanced, twice daily cleaning of railcars and federal and state face
mask requirements will also remain in place.

As VRE returns to full service, it will implement a seasonal schedule on the Fredericksburg Line.
This schedule adjusts the arrival times on select trains at certain stations in the afternoon to
mitigate the effects of heat-related speed restrictions that occur in summer.  The Amtrak Step-Up program, which allows VRE ticketholders to ride Amtrak trains for an
additional charge, remains suspended.

-via Press Release

This article was posted on: May 19, 2021