Network News

X My Profile
View More Activity
Transportation Home  |  Discussions  |  Traffic  |  Columns  |  Q&A     |      Twitter |    Facebook   |  phone Alerts
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.

ORIGINAL POST:
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  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz   Previous: Wintry weather for your A.M. commute
Next: Blue, Orange lines delays cleared

Comments

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

Post a Comment

We encourage users to analyze, comment on and even challenge washingtonpost.com's articles, blogs, reviews and multimedia features.

User reviews and comments that include profanity or personal attacks or other inappropriate comments or material will be removed from the site. Additionally, entries that are unsigned or contain "signatures" by someone other than the actual author will be removed. Finally, we will take steps to block users who violate any of our posting standards, terms of use or privacy policies or any other policies governing this site. Please review the full rules governing commentaries and discussions.




characters remaining

 
 
RSS Feed
Subscribe to The Post

© 2010 The Washington Post Company