VRE's Manassas and Fredericksburg lines will see big delays Tuesday.
Virginia Railway Express officials will begin exploring what legal actions can be taken against Amtrak, which they said is interfering with the commuter rail service's ability to make a smooth transition to a new operator next month.
Washington Post Editors
May 21, 2010; 4:41 PM ET |
Categories: Commuting , Virginia Railway Express , transit | Tags: Amtrak, Keolis Rail Services America, VRE considers suing Amtrak, VRE lawsuit, VRE says Amtrak medddling, Virginia Railway Express
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A Virginia Railway Express train scheduled to depart Union Station at 6:10 this evening has been cancelled, and other riders on the Manassas line can expect delays of 15 to 20 minutes. The cause is track work on the Norfolk Southern Railway System....
Beltway/Telegraph Road Work that began this weekend marks a significant new phase in reconstruction of the Capital Beltway's Telegraph Road interchange, part of the Wilson Bridge project. Commuters will need to be extra alert for a new traffic pattern through the interchange area. The outer loop exit to Telegraph Road north is being rerouted, and ramps for the inner loop are being realigned. This will allow workers to complete the ramps and replace portions of old Beltway bridges during the 2010 construction season. Delays for Beltway drivers are not likely to worsen, project managers say. But traffic on the ramp from the outer loop to Telegraph Road might be delayed up to 15 minutes. Also, for the next eight months, the morning northbound rush-hour travel time on Telegraph Road could take up to 20 minutes longer. VRE parking enforcement VRE warns drivers that Manassas police began ticketing for parking violations...
March 22, 2010; 7:18 PM ET |
Categories: Advisories , Commuting , Virginia Railway Express , Wilson Bridge , highways | Tags: Beltway, Dulles Metrorail, VRE
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Virginia lawmakers passed legislation last week 3/12 that targets the use of fraudulent and nonvalidated tickets on the Virginia Railway Express, and the measure now awaits the governor's signature, VRE officials said Friday. The legislation was unanimously approved by the House and Senate and will make it easier for VRE officials to crack down on people using bogus tickets, yet is more rider-friendly than the legislation adopted last year, VRE officials said. The bill makes it illegal for people to produce and use a fraudulent or counterfeit ticket on the commuter train service. Violators can be fined $500 or more and could face jail time. Riders who don't validate a ticket before boarding or ride out of the ticket's designated zone could face a civil infraction and be fined no more than $100. VRE officials said they needed a new bill because existing policy makes it hard for VRE...
VRE train No. 337 (which departs Union Station at 6:50 p.m.) is experiencing engine trouble and is stopped north of Crystal City. VRE officials are attempting to bring in a rescue engine from Union Station, but say passengers can expect delays of 40 to 45 minutes.