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  • Will VRE and MARC get improved train control?

    WASHINGTON — In the wake of the Amtrak derailment in Philadelphia in May, local commuter train services will sit down next week to talk about positive train control and ways to protect the safety of…

  • VRE fares increase 4 percent

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The cost of a ticket on the Virginia Railway Express has gone up by 4 percent. The fare increase went into effect Wednesday. For riders who go from Fredericksburg to Union Station,…

  • Service resumes after storms wash out VRE track support

    WASHINGTON — What happened on Virginia Railway Express Wednesday morning? The huge storms overnight washed out a huge pile of rocks that support a key track along a VRE line, leading to some delays. VRE…

  • VRE launches ticket app, but many monthly riders have to wait

    WASHINGTON — Virginia Railway Express’ new electronic tickets are on a roll. The transit service’s new mobile app that allows riders to buy and use tickets on an iPhone or Android device was downloaded 3,400…

  • VRE ticketing app launches Friday

    WASHINGTON — Excited Virginia Railway Express passengers crowded around app developers and grabbed free cookies Wednesday as the agency shared details about a new app that launches Friday to allow riders to buy and validate tickets…

  • VRE trains delayed on Fredericksburg line for most of May

    WASHINGTON — Beginning May 11, Virginia Railway Express riders who take the Fredericksburg line will wait longer for their trains. And the delays will continue for most of the month. Delays on the Fredericksburg line…

  • VRE riders jump at chance to test smartphone ticketing

    WASHINGTON – Fumbling around for tickets could soon be a thing of the past for Virginia Railway Express riders, as the agency moves to become the first public transit system in the Washington area to…

  • Virginia Railway Express seeks volunteers to test ticket app

    FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (AP) — The Virginia Railway Express is looking for volunteers to test a new mobile ticketing app before it’s released. The app will allow riders to buy tickets with iPhone and Android smartphones.…

  • VRE seeks fare increase

    WASHINGTON — Virginia Rail Express says it needs to raise fares 4 percent to cover revenue reductions and increasing costs. The increase in fare would help cover expenses for the expected increase in ridership with the new…

  • Virginia Railway Express to hold hearings on fare hike plan

    FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (AP) — The public will have an opportunity to weigh in on the Virginia Railway Express’ proposed 4 percent fare increase. The Free Lance-Star (http://bit.ly/1v1m5vs ) reports that the commuter rail service has…

  • VRE running again on Manassas line

    WASHINGTON – Virginia Railway Express restored Manassas Line service just before 7:30 a.m. after a freight train struck a pedestrian near Manassas, Virginia. VRE had advised passengers to find an alternate way to work. VRE…

  • VRE making accommodations for holiday rush

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Virginia Railway Express says it’s making plans to accommodate riders leaving early for the holiday weekend. The rail service says it expects the biggest loads of passengers on trains departing Washington’s…

  • MARC will consider expanding weekend service

    The success of the weekend Penn Line service has a MARC planner considering more.

  • For mass transit, the future is expansion

    From Maryland to Virginia, mass transit plays an important role in getting cars off local interstates and could play an even bigger role in the coming years.

  • VRE’s Manassas trains to run on ‘S’ schedule

    Virginia Railway Express will operate its Manassas Line trains on an \”S\” schedule Wednesday afternoon.