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VRE Gainesville-Haymarket Extension (VRE-GHX) -- CANCELLED

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 11:21 AM

The Washington Post, 3/17:

Plans for VRE expansion to Haymarket crumble



The Virginia Railways Express operations board voted Friday to scrap a proposed 11-mile extension of the Manassas line into western Prince William County.


Had things gone according to plan, a new commuter train station would have been built in Haymarket, giving visitors a way to get to the small town 40 miles west of the nation’s capital and providing residents an alternative to driving to jobs in Washington.


Instead, the board approved a recommendation to relocate and expand the current Broad Run station, an alternative officials say is more feasible in the current economic climate.  .  .  .


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