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Some VRE trains late; Metro option open

5:35 p.m. Update: The signal problem has been fixed, VRE said. Train 331 is running 25 minutes late. Train 309 is 15 minutes late. Later trains should be on time, officials said.

Original post: A signal problem at Union Station is delaying all VRE trains from leaving the rail yard, according to transit officials. VRE is making the Metro option available to all of its passengers. Show your ticket to the station manager for entry and exit.

Officials said they do not have a "true estimation of how long the delays will be." VRE said Manassas Line Train 331 and Fredricksburg Line Train 309 will be at least 30 minutes arriving to Union Station. It's possible later trains will be affected, too, they said.

By Michael Bolden  | November 4, 2010; 5:23 PM ET
Categories:  Commuter Rail, Metro, Virginia Railway Express  
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Doesn't the "Metro option" refer to riders being allowed to take Metro using a VRE/MARC pass rather than a Metro farecard? If this is the case, isn't it Metro (not VRE) who decides to implement the Metro option?

Posted by: DOEJN | November 4, 2010 9:59 PM | Report abuse

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