The Virginia Railway Express (VRE) this morning opened the new Spotsylvania Station south of Fredericksburg, with a 1,500 parking space lot to accommodate future growth. This marks the first expansion of the VRE system since it’s opening in 1992, in part made possible by investment of a third rail line along the corridor.
Currently VRE ridership averages 20,000 passenger trips per day. VRE hopes to double ridership in the next 30 years.
The Alliance was an early champion of VRE when it began in 1992 and has long supported the system’s extension to Spotsylvania County. The Alliance continues to be a strong supporter of the commuter rail service that helps to connect central and northern Virginia while providing commuters travel options along the congested I-95 and I-66 corridors.
Congratulations to VRE, Spotsylvania County, CSX Transportation and the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation for working together to make this line extension possible!