Spotsylvania VRE Station Opens November 16
Virginia Railway Express (VRE) will begin VRE commuter rail service from the new Spotsylvania Station on Monday, Nov. 16, 2015.
VRE built the new station and platform while Spotsylvania County built the 1,500-space parking lot for commuters. Spotsylvania County and VRE will host a ribbon cutting ceremony at 10 a.m. that morning.
Spotsylvania Station, located southwest of US 17 and Crossroads Parkway, will become the southern terminus for VRE train service on the Fredericksburg Line. It represents the first extension of VRE commuter rail service since it began operations in 1992.
The station consists of the 1,500 space parking lot, a waiting area with bathroom facilities, and a 700-foot platform with canopy.
In addition to the station, VRE, CSX Transportation, and the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation are constructing a third track between Crossroads Parkway and Mine Road to efficiently accommodate passenger and freight rail traffic in the corridor. The third track project is scheduled for completion by the end of 2015.
The first train will depart Spotsylvania Station at 4:57 a.m. Monday, Nov. 16. Train service from Spotsylvania will begin using the existing schedule, with trains departing eight minutes prior to Fredericksburg Station departure times. Please go to VRE.org for all train arrival and departure times.
VRE will add an additional train on the Fredericksburg Line and make minor schedule adjustments prior to the end of 2015.
The 10 a.m. ribbon-cutting ceremony on November 16 is open to the public.
VRE is the tenth largest commuter rail agency in the U.S. and is a transportation partnership of the Northern Virginia Transportation Commission and Potomac & Rappahannock Transportation Commission.
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