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Posted at 7:38 AM ET, 12/13/2010

Big VRE delays

By Mark Berman
Mark Berman

8:03 A.M. UPDATE:

Congestion around Alexandria is delaying VRE trains departing from Manassas and Fredericksburg. The Metro Option has been opened, so show your VRE ticket at the Metro station for access.

7:41 A.M. UPDATE:
Train 332 is running about 25 to 30 minutes behind, VRE now reports.

Some big VRE delays: Train 332 is running about 40 minutes late, owing to rail congestion around Alexandria. Meanwhile, train 304 was running at least 20 minutes late due to equipment problems, and its impact will be felt on other trains (it was stopped on the switches between the Manassas and Fredericksburg lines).

By Mark Berman  | December 13, 2010; 7:38 AM ET
Categories:  Virginia Railway Express  
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Braddock Rd E bewtween Clifton Rd and 71oo was snow covered and very slick at 510am. 7100 was very slick as four drivers found when they tried to cross the overpass over Rt29 and played bumper cars. Neither road was treated properly.

I66E from 71100 to Fairfax was slick in spots and from Rt7 E to Fairfax was becoming snow covered as the plows just remained on the side of the roads doing nothing. Great job VDOT.

Glad I had snow tires that worked in the temps and not all seasons that dont.

Posted by: sheepherder | December 13, 2010 7:49 AM | Report abuse

Seems like Keolis is doing a bang-up job to combat overcrowding on VRE. Too many passengers? Simple, just make the quality of service so bad that no one wants to ride. I don't recall seeing VRE delays like this reported at any time in the past.

Now, while MARC continues to seek a new operator to replace CSX, I have one request. ANYONE BUT KEOLIS!!!!!

Posted by: mcrochip | December 13, 2010 10:08 AM | Report abuse

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