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Thursday, April 21, 2005; Page PG42


MARC runs three lines: the Brunswick Line, the Camden Line and the Penn Line. The Brunswick Line runs between Union Station and Martinsburg, W.Va.; the Camden Line runs between Camden Station in downtown Baltimore and Union Station in Washington; and the Penn Line runs between Union Station and Perryville, Md. MARC trains run weekdays with service varying from 4:30 a.m. until midnight.

For more information, including about schedules, fares and parking, visit www.mtamaryland.com/schedules/marc/marc_info.cfm or call 410-539-5000, 866-RIDE-MTA (toll free) or TTY 410-539-3497. For comments, complaints and commendations, call 410-333-2354.

Commuters board a Virginia Railway Express train at Burke Centre. VRE operates two lines from Washington to Manassas and Fredericksburg. (Hyosub Shin For The Washington Post)

Virginia Railway Express

VRE operates trains weekdays between Union Station and the Broad Run/Airport station on the Manassas line and between Union Station and the Fredericksburg station on the Fredericksburg line.

For information, call 703-684-1001 or e-mail gotrains@vre.org.

For late train information, holiday schedules, comments or suggestions, you can reach the VRE automated phone system at any time at 703-684-0400 or 800-RIDE-VRE.

There are five ticket options:

• Monthly (unlimited rides in a calendar month).

• 10-trip (10 single trips or a week's worth of round trips, but they don't have to be used consecutively).

• Five-day pass (five consecutive VRE service days).

• Single-ride (a single, one-way ride).

• A special Transit Link Card ticket that offers unlimited VRE and Metro use for a calendar month. There are discounts for seniors and riders who are disabled and under 21.

Schedule information is at www.vre.org/service/schedule.htm.

To request a pocket schedule by mail, visit www.vre.org/feedback/pocketform.htm.

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