Virginia Railway Express
Virginia Railway Express (VRE) provides commuter rail service from the City of Fredericksburg to the Northern Virginia suburbs; including Alexandria, Crystal City, and downtown Washington, D.C. along the I-66 and I-95 corridors.
The Fredericksburg Station is also a designated stop for Amtrak. Amtrak has 21,000 route miles in 46 states, the District of Columbia and three Canadian provinces. The Virginia Railway Express has a cross honor agreement with Amtrak. This allows VRE multi-ride passengers the ability to use the Amtrak trains for commuter travel.
Fredericksburg Station Rehabilitation Project 2023-2024
The VRE project improvements include rehabilitation of approximately 125-feet of existing side platforms adjacent to both Track 2 and Track 3. The proposed work will lengthen existing platforms from approximately 400-feet to have a functional boarding length of approximately 525-feet, to better accommodate loading and unloading of passengers. Amtrak trains also currently serve this station.
In addition to platform rehabilitation, VRE intends to add a set of stairs at the south end of the station to accommodate the lengthened platform. The proposed stairs (on grade) would extend from the southern end of the rehabilitated Track 2 platform down the slope to an adjacent parking lot. The proposed stairs will allow passengers to cross over Princess Anne Street thus not having to cross at grade.
Other rehabilitation work includes minor concrete repairs to the bridges over city streets (Charles, Princess Anne, Caroline and Sophia), signage, sidewalks, lighting, and painting of VRE facilities. Visit VRE website for more information on this project.