Again, today from 1pm to 7pm, the Fredericksburg Line will experience heat-related speed restriction delays. We are in the middle of a heat wave that will continue through the rest of this week. Looking at the forecast into next week, it looks like we may get some relief. Please remember to stay hydrated and keep a bottle of water with you, just in case.
For the uninitiated, heat related delays accumulate over the course of the trip so the farther you go, the longer the delay will be. If your destination is Franconia/Springfield, you will likely not notice the two minute delay. However, if you travel all the way to Fredericksburg, the delay will be approximately eleven minutes. As there is padding built into the train schedules (some more than others) you may not notice a delay at all.
As always, thanks for riding VRE.