Provided by Virginia Railway Express (VRE)
This year the Virginia Railway Express (VRE) will run a Firecracker Special on both the Fredericksburg and Manassas Lines to downtown Washington, D.C. for Fourth of July Fireworks 2016. Trains will come northbound in the afternoons and will return southbound approximately an hour after the fireworks end.
Tickets will be sold online at VRE.org from June 6, 2016 to June 28, 2016 for $10.00 each person round-trip (from any station), including all children. Tickets are non-refundable.
Fireworks begin at approximately 9:10 p. m. and we are scheduled to get you there in plenty of time to get yourself situated in DC. The trains will drop off all passengers at Washington Union Station between 5:17 and 5:30 p. m., leaving plenty of time for the 20-25 minute walk to the National Mall.
Fredericksburg Line: The stops on the Fredericksburg Line will pick up and drop off at Spotsylvania, Leeland Road, Quantico, Woodbridge and Union Station. We will begin loading approximately 10 minutes prior to scheduled time to ensure an on-time departure from each station.
Manassas Line: The stops on the Manassas Line will pick up and drop off at Broad Run, Manassas Park, Burke Centre, Backlick Road and Union Station. We will begin loading approximately 10 minutes prior to scheduled time to ensure an on-time departure from each station.
Purchase tickets online at VRE.org. You can find scheduling information there as well.
Other Information :
- To get through the security checkpoints on the National Mall, you are allowed to bring backpacks, strollers and coolers but they will be searched.
- Coolers should be small.
- You are not allowed to bring any alcohol, firearms, glass products or personal fireworks.
- Trains will not make the regular VRE stops at Alexandria, Crystal City, or L’Enfant stations.
- Please regularly visit the U.S. National Park Service website for the most up-to-date information on other events that day, restrictions, security checkpoints, maps, etc.