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VRE service canceled Friday for repairs after severe weather damage on tracks

Trains are expected to return to their "S" schedule service on Monday, VRE says.
The Fredericksburg VRE station on August 24, 2015

ARLINGTON, Va. ā€” Virginia Railway Express service is canceled Friday due to flooding and track closures following Thursday evening's severe weather in the region, the transit system announced.

Flash flooding, storms, and showers Thursday evening prompted the closures of several tracks along the railway. Due to high winds, rail traffic operated at restricted and low speeds which also caused several delays.

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VRE also reported on Thursday that the GPS on all trains were not tracking. 

Trains are expected to return to their "S" schedule service on Monday. 

With increasing ridership, VRE has added Fredericksburg Line train 300 northbound, which leaves Spotsylvania at 4:54 a.m. Friday. And train 307 southbound, which departs Union Station at 4:10 p.m., to help with adequate social distancing on trains VRE said.

Train 300 will run on a normal and limited stop schedule, VRE said.

"VRE appreciates the efforts of all our riders, staff, contractors and crew members who are helping keep VRE a safe, comfortable option for commuters."

For more updates on train schedules and cancellations, click here.

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