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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
873
14th Street Bridge
1275
Ballston Connector
201
Bluemont Connector
437
CC Connector
630
Clarendon EB bike lane
9
Custis Bon Air Park
878
Custis Rosslyn
1148
Eads NB
18
Eads SB
50
Fairfax EB bike lane
100
Fairfax WB
147
Joyce St NB
51
Joyce St SB
35
Key Bridge East
1004
Key Bridge West
522
Military NB bike lane
24
Military SB bike lane
22
MVT Airport South
2441
Quincy NB bike lane
74
Quincy SB bike lane
45
Roosevelt Bridge
303
Rosslyn Bikeometer
1043
TR Island Bridge
0
WOD Bon Air Park
1479
WOD Bon Air West
1823
Wilson WB bike lane
24

Peds counted

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110 Trail
719
14th Street Bridge
343
Ballston Connector
0
Bluemont Connector
392
CC Connector
510
Custis Bon Air Park
728
Custis Rosslyn
489
Eads NB
0
Eads SB
0
Fairfax WB
0
Joyce St NB
154
Joyce St SB
106
Key Bridge East
2098
Key Bridge West
799
MVT Airport South
489
Roosevelt Bridge
234
TR Island Bridge
0
WOD Bon Air Park
1077
WOD Bon Air West
941

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Year to Date
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