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Commuter Rail - MARC & VRE

COVID-19 and Transit Service


The Washington, DC area has two commuter rail services: VRE - Virginia Railway Express and MARC - Maryland Area Regional Commuter. Pre-pandemic, the combined average weekday ridership approached 60,000 passengers; about 40,000 each day for MARC and about 20,000 each day for VRE.

VRE operates Monday through Friday between Union Station in Washington, DC and stations in Virginia, along two lines, the Manassas Line and the Fredericksburg Line. VRE is a joint project of the Northern Virginia Transportation Commission (NVTC) and the Potomac and Rappahannock Transportation Commission (PRTC). More information at vre.org.

MARC provides service between Union Station in Washington, DC and stations in Maryland, along three lines, the Penn, Camden, and Brunswick lines. All three lines operate Monday through Friday, the Penn Line also provides service on weekends. MARC is operated by the Maryland Transit Administration (MTA), a division of the Maryland Department of Transportation. In addition to MARC, MTA also operates local bus, commuter bus, light rail, and subway services in Maryland. More information at mta.maryland.gov/marc-train.

SmartBenefits® and Commuter Rail

VRE and MARC do not accept SmarTrip®, but riders who receive SmartBenefits® from their employer can still use their benefits to purchase tickets. CommuterDirect.com offers a SmartBenefits personal account service.  VRE and MARC riders can apply their SmartBenefits to their CommuterDirect.com® account and purchase tickets and passes through CommuterDirect.com.® Customers can choose to have tickets delivered to them, or pick up their tickets at any of the five locations of The Commuter Store.® More about SmarTrip and SmartBenefits.

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110 Trail
924
14th Street Bridge
1385
Ballston Connector
221
Bluemont Connector
481
CC Connector
608
Clarendon EB bike lane
5
Custis Bon Air Park
878
Custis Rosslyn
989
Eads NB
67
Eads SB
54
Fairfax EB bike lane
160
Fairfax WB
189
Joyce St NB
51
Joyce St SB
0
Key Bridge East
758
Key Bridge West
426
Military NB bike lane
24
Military SB bike lane
47
MVT Airport South
1682
Quincy NB bike lane
116
Quincy SB bike lane
61
Roosevelt Bridge
0
Rosslyn Bikeometer
1377
TR Island Bridge
0
WOD Bon Air Park
1066
WOD Bon Air West
1179
Wilson WB bike lane
28

Peds counted

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110 Trail
788
14th Street Bridge
262
Ballston Connector
0
Bluemont Connector
617
CC Connector
616
Custis Bon Air Park
728
Custis Rosslyn
641
Eads NB
0
Eads SB
0
Fairfax WB
0
Joyce St NB
35
Joyce St SB
25
Key Bridge East
1857
Key Bridge West
545
MVT Airport South
445
Roosevelt Bridge
0
TR Island Bridge
0
WOD Bon Air Park
1137
WOD Bon Air West
1064

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