Person Struck, Killed on VRE Fredericksburg Line
Virginia State Police are investigating the death of a pedestrian hit early Monday by a northbound Virginia Railway Express (VRE) train. The incident occurred at about 5:10 a.m. and is under investigation, according to Virginia State Police. Train 300 struck a person on the tracks just before the Leeland Road Station, VRE spokesman Bryan Jungwirth told WTOP.
All tracks were closed for almost three hours. A single track reopened just before 8 a.m. Amtrak trains will proceed first, VRE said. Once the Amtrak trains are clear, VRE will proceed.
VRE reminds riders the “Metro Option” is opened in the event of a cancelled VRE train or some other severe service interruption. “In such cases, we work with Metro management to make alternate transportation accommodations for our riders. When the option is opened, VRE customers can use Metrorail at no additional charge by presenting their validated VRE ticket or pass to a Metro station manager upon entering and exiting the system. Metro parking charges, however, are not waived.”
The Fredericksburg Line will run an “S” schedule Monday afternoon. That means the only trains that will run Monday afternoon depart Union Station at 12:55 p.m. (301), 3:35 p.m. (303), 4:40 p.m. (307) and 6 p.m. (311).
These Trains Will Not Run Monday Afternoon
Train 305 at 4:10 p.m.
Train 309 at 5:15 p.m.
Train 313 at 6:40 p.m.
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