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Posted at 1:15 PM ET, 11/29/2010

Survey: Your VRE experiences

By Washington Post Editors

NOTE, Updated Jan. 11: We are no longer taking submissions for this survey. If you have comments or tips about VRE, e-mail us at

We're looking for regular Virginia Railway Express riders to tell us about their typical commute. If you are interested in telling a reporter even more about your experiences on VRE, please check the box at the bottom of the survey.

Questions with an asterisk (*) are required.

If you have question for us, please send an email to You can view survey results -- with the names of respondents removed -- here.

By Washington Post Editors  | November 29, 2010; 1:15 PM ET
Categories:  Virginia Railway Express  
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The VRE has gone from being a great trip to being a horrible experience. The management seems to not care much about our experiences and seem to be trying to find ways to make money by not running the trains. I'm a 16 year rider and finally I'm looking to move to a location where I no longer have to ride the train.

Posted by: pramseycom | November 23, 2010 8:20 AM | Report abuse

Since the change in contractors this has been a nightmare. I have been riding this train since 1999 and I can honestly say this is the worst it has ever been. I have had social services called on me twice due to the fact that I have picked my kids up so late from day care. For a single parent with no family in the area this can be worse than a nightmare. Now my parenting is being judge poorly due to VRE. In addition my work ethics are being questioned and my job is in jeopardy. I spoke with another rider the other week that mentioned social services was called on her as well due to the train’s lateness. The free rides are not compensating for this nightmare of a commute and all that I have endure in the last couple of months. The new conductors are beyond rude with the exception one. And that is saying a lot 1 out of 8 that I have encountered so far. I have decided that after the holidays I will no longer ride this train. It has caused too many issues, day care expenses, trouble at work, and hardship on my children for me to continue. I have been late 5 times this month and at least 12 times in the last two months. This is a sad thing for me to have to do since this train use to be once enjoyable and convenient.

Posted by: ManassasGirl1 | November 23, 2010 1:28 PM | Report abuse

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