Virginia Railway Express

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Template:Infobox SGRailroad The Virginia Railway Express (VRE) is a commuter railroad service that connects the Northern Virginia area with Washington, DC. The VRE operates on two lines, the Fredericksburg line, which starts from Fredericksburg, Virginia and the Manassas line, which starts from Manassas, Virginia, both lines end at Union Station in Washington, DC. Fredericksburg is considered the southernmost suburb of Washington (and the northernmost suburb of Richmond). It is a transportation partnership of the Northern Virginia Transportation Commission (NVTC) and the Potomac and Rappahannock Transportation Commission (PRTC).

Its organization consists of the VRE Operations Board, which consists of seven commissioners [the Director of the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation (VDRPT) and three commissioners each from NVTC and PRTC], which oversees all operating aspects of the Virginia Railway Express, and the VRE Operations Group, which reports to the Board and handles the daily operations of the VRE.

The fare structure is distance-based. Stations are divided up into nine zones:

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Virginia Railway Express locomotive in push-pull commuter service photo credit www.trainweb.com
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Manassas Line

The Manassas Line runs east-west along trackage owned by Norfolk Southern.

Zone 1

Zone 2

Zone 3

  • Backlick Road

Zone 4

  • Rolling Road
  • Burke Centre

Zone 6

  • Manassas Park
  • Manassas

Zone 7

  • Broad Run/Airport

Fredericksburg Line

The Fredericksburg Line runs north-south along trackage owned by CSX.

Zone 1

Zone 2

Zone 3

Zone 4

  • Lorton

Zone 5

  • Woodbridge
  • Rippon

Zone 6

  • Quantico

Zone 8

  • Brooke
  • Leeland Road

Zone 9

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