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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. The combined average weekday ridership approaches 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
798
14th Street Bridge
1110
Ballston Connector
201
Bluemont Connector
558
CC Connector
394
Clarendon EB bike lane
7
Custis Bon Air Park
734
Custis Rosslyn
983
Eads NB
63
Eads SB
97
Fairfax EB bike lane
142
Fairfax WB
167
Joyce St NB
37
Joyce St SB
27
Key Bridge East
1200
Key Bridge West
418
Military NB bike lane
59
Military SB bike lane
23
MVT Airport South
1385
Quincy NB bike lane
105
Quincy SB bike lane
57
Roosevelt Bridge
222
Rosslyn Bikeometer
831
TR Island Bridge
850
WOD Bon Air Park
484
WOD Bon Air West
1402
Wilson WB bike lane
222

Peds counted

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110 Trail
845
14th Street Bridge
207
Ballston Connector
1276
Bluemont Connector
670
CC Connector
492
Custis Bon Air Park
0
Custis Rosslyn
718
Eads NB
0
Eads SB
0
Fairfax WB
0
Joyce St NB
96
Joyce St SB
101
Key Bridge East
2422
Key Bridge West
567
MVT Airport South
448
Roosevelt Bridge
32
TR Island Bridge
1131
WOD Bon Air Park
1543
WOD Bon Air West
920

All counters, YTD

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Year to Date
6512704