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VRE trains back in service after man killed on tracks

Thursday - 10/11/2012, 10:03am  ET

WASHINGTON - Virginia Railway Express trains are back in service on the Manassas Line after a man was hit and killed by a train between the Burke Center and Manassas Park station Wednesday.

Just before 6 p.m., the southbound trains 329, 335 and 337 were classfied as fully operational, VRE tweeted. VRE says service should continue on the Manassas Line through the Broad Run station.

Because of the accident, the tracks on the Manassas Line were closed for hours, according to VRE.

It also tweeted that passengers who were not able to board the 329 train at Alexandria can be reimbursed for their taxi ride if they send a receipt in to VRE.

Prior to re-opening minutes before 6 p.m.:

For passengers, southbound trains are stopping at the Burke Center station. There will be buses taking passengers to the Manassas Park station where they can pick up the train again, but VRE tweets the process of transporting passengers by bus could take several hours.

Several southbound trains have also been canceled. Trains 327, 331 and 333 have all been canceled. Some southbound trains are still running. Passengers should check with VRE's website for updates.

Several northbound trains have been canceled as well: trains 336 and 338. We will continue to update this story.

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