VRE scales back Manassas line extension plans

March 21, 2017

From Progressive Railroading Magazine

The Virginia Railway Express (VRE) operations board late last week voted to advance the Broad Run Terminus Expansion alternative from the Gainesville-Haymarket Extension Study.

Instead of extending VRE’s Manassas line to Gainesville or Haymarket, Va., the chosen alternative calls for expanding storage at the Broad Run Yard to allow for additional capacity on the line.

The board based its decision on an analysis showing that the Broad Run alternative was the most cost effective means of addressing future service needs along the Manassas line, VRE officials said in a press release.

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