About VRE

Who We Are:

Virginia Railway Express (VRE) is a commuter rail system serving Washington, DC and Northern Virginia. It operates along two lines and over 90 miles of territory, with 4.5 million annual passengers.

VRE is a transportation partnership of the Northern Virginia Transportation Commission (NVTC) and the Potomac and Rappahannock Transportation Commission (PRTC). Established in 1992, VRE provides commuter rail service from the Northern Virginia suburbs to Alexandria, Crystal City and downtown Washington, D.C. The VRE Fredericksburg Line is part of the I-95 travel corridor and includes stations in Spotsylvania, Stafford, Prince William and Fairfax Counties as well as the City of Fredericksburg. The VRE Manassas Line is part of the I-66 travel corridor and includes stations in Prince William and Fairfax Counties, the City of Manassas and the City of Manassas Park. The two lines merge at the City of Alexandria and continue through Arlington County to Washington Union Station.

What We Are Known For:

VRE is known for its safe transit service operations, with high customer satisfaction ratings, quality service, reliability and strong partnerships with host railroads.

Our Importance to Northern Virginia:

VRE has an essential role to play as part of a balanced regional transportation system. VRE reduces peak traffic congestion and provides an efficient and effective means of adding peak travel capacity, while the investment in VRE service pays long-term dividends for generations.

VRE System Plan 2040- A Regional Solution:

VRE’s System Plan 2040 includes the following key goals:

  • Double VRE ridership
  • Increase system capacity
    • Track improvements
    • More equipment storage
    • More parking and longer platforms
    • Longer trains and more trains
  • Expand to new markets
    • Spotsylvania County and Gainesville-Haymarket

For additional information about VRE service visit www.vre.org.