(Stafford)- Riders on the Fredericksburg VRE line had to choose another way to get to work after the first train of the morning struck a person on the tracks just north of Dahlgren Junction. VRE says around 5:10 a.m. Train 300 struck a person on the tracks shortly before the train was set to arrive at the Leeland Road Station in Falmouth. A State Police investigation blocked the tracks entirely for nearly three hours, delaying some Amtrak tracks. A single track reopened just before 8 a.m. On a typical day, nearly 5,000 people ride the Fredericksburg Line in the morning.
Due to the fatal crash, VRE says the Fredericksburg Line will run an “S” schedule this afternoon. That means the following trains will not run Monday:
Train 305, which typically departs Union Station at 4:10 p.m.;
Train 309, which typically departs Union Station at 5:15 p.m.;
Train 313, which typically department Union Station at 6:40 p.m.
The only trains that will run Monday afternoon depart Union Station at 12:55 p.m. (301), 3:35 p.m. (303), 4:40 p.m. (307) and 6 p.m. (311).