Dr. Gridlock: VRE


Posted at 12:53 PM ET, 02/27/2014

Fewer VRE trains will run this evening after teen struck by train

VRE cancels morning, some evening trains after a person is struck early Wednesday.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  12:53 PM ET, 02/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  delays, Metro, VRE, WMATA

Posted at 11:33 AM ET, 01/15/2014

Evening commute changes on VRE after person struck by train

Person struck by train in Burke, VA. Riders on VRE should expect delays.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  11:33 AM ET, 01/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Trains, VRE

Posted at 07:03 AM ET, 10/18/2013

VRE delays Friday morning

VRE delays Friday morning. Metro goes back to 8-car trains.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  07:03 AM ET, 10/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, mmetro, VRE, WMATA

Posted at 07:33 AM ET, 10/14/2013

Columbus Day means schedule changes for transit

Transit services change schedules on Columbus Day holiday.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  07:33 AM ET, 10/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  MARC, Metro, VRE, WMATA

Posted at 10:27 AM ET, 07/01/2013

The week ahead: Holiday travel, July 4 schedules

The commute has begun to calm for the summer, there will be plenty of travel in the D.C. region this holiday week.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:27 AM ET, 07/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DASH, Dr. Gridlock Column, Fairfax Connector, Getaways, Independence Day, July 4, Maryland Department of Transportation, Metro, SoberRide, traffic, transit tips, Virginia Department of Transportation, VRE, WMATA

Posted at 05:09 PM ET, 06/11/2013

Male Swedish train conductors wear skirts to protest dress code

A group of male Swedish train operators started wearing skirts to protest a ban on shorts over the summer. What are the rules for Metro and other local transit agencies?

By Mark Berman  |  05:09 PM ET, 06/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  MARC, Metro, Trains, VRE

Posted at 01:21 PM ET, 05/29/2013

Heat restrictions could lead to MARC, VRE delays

Trains will operate at reduced speeds due to the heat, which could lead to some delays on MARC and VRE trains.

By Mark Berman  |  01:21 PM ET, 05/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  MARC, Rail travel, VRE

Posted at 05:41 AM ET, 03/06/2013

Snowstorm updates: Metro, VRE and MARC status

The snowstorm is expected to impact travel across the region. Here's the latest on Metro, MARC and VRE.

By Mark Berman  |  05:41 AM ET, 03/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  MARC, Metro, Snowquester, VRE

Posted at 12:29 PM ET, 02/22/2013

VRE to host public hearings on proposed fare increase

The Virginia Railway Express is considering a 4 percent fare increase, and they are hosting several meetings next month to solicit feedback from the public.

By Mark Berman  |  12:29 PM ET, 02/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Virginia Rail Express, VRE

Posted at 07:44 AM ET, 02/06/2013

Significant VRE delays due to cracked rail on Fredericksburg line

While service on the Fredericksburg line has resumed, riders are warned to expect residual delays for all morning trains. Metro is honoring VRE tickets.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  07:44 AM ET, 02/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  commuter rail, Commuting, Metro, Morning commute, VRE

Posted at 03:35 PM ET, 11/20/2012

Thanksgiving transit, transportation changes

Here's what you need to know for getting around the region on Thursday and Friday.

By Mark Berman  |  03:35 PM ET, 11/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Arlington Transit, art bus, DASH Bus, Fairfax Connector, fairfax cue, Holiday Transit, Loudoun County Transit, MARC, Metro, Metrobus, Metrorail, OmniRide, RideOn, TheBus, VRE, WMATA

Posted at 05:50 AM ET, 11/14/2012

Monitoring the Wednesday morning commute

We're keeping tabs on the roads and rails this morning.

By Mark Berman  |  05:50 AM ET, 11/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  bus, D.C. traffic, MARC, Maryland traffic, Metro, Metrobus, Morning commute, morning traffic, Virginia traffic, VRE

Posted at 05:59 AM ET, 11/09/2012

Monitoring the Friday morning commute

We're keeping an eye on the roads and rails this morning.

By Mark Berman  |  05:59 AM ET, 11/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  bus, D.C. traffic, MARC, Maryland traffic, Metro, Metrobus, Morning commute, morning traffic, Virginia traffic, VRE

Posted at 12:52 PM ET, 11/08/2012

Veterans Day transit changes

Several transit schedules are changing in the Washington area for the Veterans Day weekend.

By Mark Berman  |  12:52 PM ET, 11/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Arlington Transit, art bus, DASH Bus, Fairfax Connector, Holiday Transit, Loudoun County Transit, MARC, Metro, Metrobus, Metrorail, OmniRide, RideOn, TheBus, VRE, WMATA

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 11/08/2012

Keeping tabs on the Thursday morning commute

We're keeping an eye on the roads and rails this morning.

By Mark Berman  |  06:00 AM ET, 11/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  bus, D.C. traffic, MARC, Maryland traffic, Metro, Metrobus, Morning commute, morning traffic, Virginia traffic, VRE

Posted at 05:46 AM ET, 11/07/2012

Monitoring the Wednesday morning commute

We're keeping tabs on the roads and rails this morning.

By Mark Berman  |  05:46 AM ET, 11/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  bus, D.C. traffic, MARC, Maryland traffic, Metro, Metrobus, Morning commute, morning traffic, Virginia traffic, VRE

Posted at 12:29 PM ET, 11/06/2012

VRE service snarled on Monday night after train strikes, kills man

Virginia Railway Express riders were stranded for hours on Monday night after a man was struck and killed by a train. Police believe he intentionally placed himself on the tracks.

By Mark Berman  |  12:29 PM ET, 11/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  virginia rail, virginia railway, Virginia Railway Express, VRE

Posted at 05:58 AM ET, 11/06/2012

Monitoring the Tuesday morning commute

We're keeping tabs on the roads and rails this morning.

By Mark Berman  |  05:58 AM ET, 11/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  bus, D.C. traffic, MARC, Maryland traffic, Metro, Metrobus, Morning commute, morning traffic, Virginia traffic, VRE

Posted at 05:55 AM ET, 11/05/2012

Monitoring the Monday morning commute

We're keeping tabs on the roads and rails this morning.

By Mark Berman  |  05:55 AM ET, 11/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  bus, D.C. traffic, MARC, Maryland traffic, Metro, Metrobus, Morning commute, morning traffic, Virginia traffic, VRE

Posted at 05:43 AM ET, 11/02/2012

Keeping tabs on the Friday morning commute

We're keeping tabs on the roads and rails this morning.

By Mark Berman  |  05:43 AM ET, 11/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. traffic, Hurricane Sandy, MARC, Metro, Morning commute, morning traffic, Sandy, VRE

Posted at 05:56 AM ET, 11/01/2012

Keeping tabs on the Thursday morning commute

We're keeping tabs on the roads and rails

By Mark Berman  |  05:56 AM ET, 11/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. traffic, Hurricane Sandy, MARC, Metro, Morning commute, morning traffic, Sandy, sandy flooding, sandy road closures, VRE

Posted at 06:02 AM ET, 10/31/2012

Navigating the first post-Sandy commute

We're keeping tabs on the roads and rails

By Mark Berman  |  06:02 AM ET, 10/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. traffic, Hurricane Sandy, MARC, Metro, Morning commute, morning traffic, Sandy, sandy flooding, sandy road closures, VRE

Posted at 05:53 AM ET, 10/26/2012

Monitoring the Friday morning commute

Here's what to expect on the roads and rails this morning.

By Mark Berman  |  05:53 AM ET, 10/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  A.M. traffic, commuter buses, commuter rail, D.C. traffic, MARC, Maryland traffic, Metro, Morning commute, Virginia traffic, VRE, WMATA

Posted at 05:51 AM ET, 10/25/2012

Monitoring the Thursday morning commute

Here's what to expect on the roads and rails this morning.

By Mark Berman  |  05:51 AM ET, 10/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  A.M. traffic, commuter buses, commuter rail, D.C. traffic, MARC, Maryland traffic, Metro, Morning commute, Virginia traffic, VRE, WMATA

Posted at 05:47 AM ET, 10/24/2012

Monitoring the Wednesday morning commute

Here's what to expect on the roads and rails this morning.

By Mark Berman  |  05:47 AM ET, 10/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  A.M. traffic, commuter buses, commuter rail, D.C. traffic, MARC, Maryland traffic, Metro, Morning commute, Virginia traffic, VRE, WMATA

Posted at 05:55 AM ET, 10/22/2012

Monitoring the Monday morning commute

The entrance closed more than eight months ago for escalators replacement.

By Mark Berman  |  05:55 AM ET, 10/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  A.M. traffic, commuter buses, commuter rail, D.C. traffic, MARC, Maryland traffic, Metro, Morning commute, Virginia traffic, VRE, WMATA

Posted at 05:56 AM ET, 10/18/2012

Monitoring the Thursday morning commute

Here's what to expect on the roads and rails this morning.

By Mark Berman  |  05:56 AM ET, 10/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  A.M. traffic, commuter buses, commuter rail, D.C. traffic, MARC, Maryland traffic, Metro, Morning commute, Virginia traffic, VRE, WMATA

Posted at 05:51 AM ET, 10/17/2012

Monitoring the Wednesday morning commute

Here's what to expect on the roads and rails this morning.

By Mark Berman  |  05:51 AM ET, 10/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  A.M. traffic, commuter buses, commuter rail, D.C. traffic, MARC, Maryland traffic, Metro, Morning commute, Virginia traffic, VRE, WMATA

Posted at 05:56 AM ET, 10/16/2012

Monitoring the Tuesday morning commute

Here's what to expect on the roads and rails this morning.

By Mark Berman  |  05:56 AM ET, 10/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  A.M. traffic, commuter buses, commuter rail, D.C. traffic, MARC, Maryland traffic, Metro, Morning commute, Virginia traffic, VRE, WMATA

Posted at 05:55 AM ET, 10/15/2012

Monitoring the Monday morning commute

Here's what to expect on the roads and rails this morning.

By Mark Berman  |  05:55 AM ET, 10/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  A.M. traffic, commuter buses, commuter rail, D.C. traffic, MARC, Maryland traffic, Metro, Morning commute, Virginia traffic, VRE, WMATA

Posted at 02:40 PM ET, 10/10/2012

VRE service disrupted after person hit, killed by train

VRE service disrupted after person hit, killed by train

By Mark Berman  |  02:40 PM ET, 10/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Virginia Railway Express, VRE

Posted at 12:36 PM ET, 10/03/2012

Transit changes for Columbus Day

Monday is Columbus Day, which means service changes for commuter trains and buses.

By Mark Berman  |  12:36 PM ET, 10/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Arlington Transit, Commuter bus, commuter rail, DASH Bus, Fairfax Connector, Holiday schedules, Holiday Transit, Holiday travel, Loudoun County Transit, MARC, Metro, Metrobus, Metrorail, OmniRide, RideOn, TheBus, VRE, WMATA

Posted at 02:09 PM ET, 07/02/2012

Heat restrictions for VRE, MARC trains

VRE and MARC trains will operate under heat restrictions Monday afternoon and evening, which could lead to delays.

By Mark Berman  |  02:09 PM ET, 07/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  MARC, VRE

Posted at 01:38 PM ET, 06/22/2012

Heat could lead to more MARC, VRE delays

The sweltering heat that continues to broil the region will be joined by thunderstorms this afternoon and evening, which could lead to some delays.

By Mark Berman  |  01:38 PM ET, 06/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  VRE, MARC

Posted at 12:24 PM ET, 06/20/2012

Scorching heat could lead to VRE, MARC delays

Blistering heat could lead to VRE and MARC delays as trains operate under speed restrictions.

By Mark Berman  |  12:24 PM ET, 06/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  VRE, MARC

Posted at 11:05 AM ET, 06/06/2012

VRE chief to chat with riders at noon

Dale Zehner, the chief executive officer of Virginia Railway Express, will chat with riders during an online discussion scheduled for Wednesday at noon.

By Mark Berman  |  11:05 AM ET, 06/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  VRE

Posted at 12:06 PM ET, 04/20/2012

VRE approves 3 percent fare increase

Virginia Railway Express passengers will see a 3 percent fare increase in their daily tickets and monthly passes July 1 after the railway’s board formally approved the increase Friday.

By Jeremy Borden  |  12:06 PM ET, 04/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  mass transit, public transportation, vre, virginia railway express

Posted at 01:41 AM ET, 04/06/2012

VRE offering eight-car service for holiday travelers leaving D.C. early

The Virginia Railway Express will have eight cars accommodating travelers leaving D.C. early on Friday afternoon to get a head start on the holiday weekend.

By Mark Berman  |  01:41 AM ET, 04/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  VRE, Virginia Railway Express, mass transit, puiblic transportation

Posted at 09:39 AM ET, 03/15/2012

Heat restrictions to slow some VRE and MARC trains

It’s just March, but Virginia Railway Express and MARC passengers may see some delays as the unseasonable heat forces trains to slow down during the afternoon commute.

By Washington Post Editors  |  09:39 AM ET, 03/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  VRE, Virginia Railway Express

Posted at 03:22 PM ET, 03/13/2012

VRE begins public hearings on fare increase

This week, the Virginia Railway Express will begin holding public hearings on a proposed fare increase. The seven hearings will be held between March 13 and March 29.

By Mark Berman  |  03:22 PM ET, 03/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  VRE, Virginia Railway Express

Posted at 07:43 PM ET, 02/21/2012

Virginia Railway Express sets hearings on proposed fare increase

The VRE budget for fiscal 2013 calls for an average hike of 3 percent.

By Jeremy Borden  |  07:43 PM ET, 02/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  VRE, Virginia Railway Express

Posted at 11:02 AM ET, 07/01/2011

VRE to add cars to afternoon trains

The Virginia Railway Express will add cars to some afternoon trains to accommodate commuters leaving early for the holiday weekend.

By Jennifer Buske  |  11:02 AM ET, 07/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Virginia Railway Express | Tags:  VRE

Posted at 05:10 PM ET, 05/25/2011

VRE apologizes after commuters experience major delays

Virginia Railway Express officials offered an apology to the riders who faced major delays Tuesday night when a freight train broke down and blocked the tracks heading south from Washington.

By Jennifer Buske  |  05:10 PM ET, 05/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Virginia Railway Express | Tags:  VRE

Posted at 08:13 PM ET, 05/17/2011

Meet the VRE management

Virginia Railway Express kicks off a series of early morning meet the management events on Wednesday at Fredricksburg Station.

By Washington Post Editors  |  08:13 PM ET, 05/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Virginia Railway Express | Tags:  VRE, Virginia Railway Express

Posted at 04:18 PM ET, 04/29/2011

VRE to add cars Monday, reduce step-up fare

Virginia Railway Express will add cars to several trains Monday and reduce the step-up fare required for selected Amtrak trains.

By Jennifer Buske  |  04:18 PM ET, 04/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  VRE

Posted at 05:39 AM ET, 08/09/2010

VRE resumes normal service

Normal service has resumed on VRE's Fredericksburg Line this morning.

By Mark Berman  |  05:39 AM ET, 08/09/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Virginia Railway Express | Tags:  vre

Posted at 06:58 AM ET, 07/27/2010

Possible fire causes major VRE delays

There are some big VRE delays due to a possible fire near the tracks in Fredericksburg.

By Mark Berman  |  06:58 AM ET, 07/27/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Virginia Railway Express | Tags:  vre, vre delays

Posted at 06:08 AM ET, 07/26/2010

Potential VRE crowding

Riders on VRE's Manassas Line can expect a little crowding this morning.

By Mark Berman  |  06:08 AM ET, 07/26/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Virginia Railway Express | Tags:  vre

Posted at 08:35 AM ET, 07/22/2010

Major VRE delays

Major delays on VRE's Fredericksburg Line.

By Mark Berman  |  08:35 AM ET, 07/22/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Advisories, Advisories | Tags:  vre, vre delays

Posted at 06:31 AM ET, 07/19/2010

VRE signal problem causes delays

VRE riders on the Fredericksburg Line are facing some headaches this morning as well.

By Mark Berman  |  06:31 AM ET, 07/19/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Virginia Railway Express | Tags:  vre, vre delays

Posted at 08:15 AM ET, 07/06/2010

"Unruly passenger" delays VRE

An unusual delay for VRE riders this morning. Train 308 heading towards Washington has been held in Quantico for nearly 40 minutes due to an unruly passenger.

By Mark Berman  |  08:15 AM ET, 07/06/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Advisories, Advisories | Tags:  vre, vre delays

Posted at 05:50 AM ET, 07/02/2010

VRE train delayed

VRE train 322 ran late

By Mark Berman  |  05:50 AM ET, 07/02/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Advisories, Advisories | Tags:  vre

Posted at 06:34 AM ET, 07/01/2010

VRE train delayed

VRE train 300 is running late this morning

By Mark Berman  |  06:34 AM ET, 07/01/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Advisories, Advisories | Tags:  virginia railway express, vre