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Rail, Buses Will Get You Where You Want to Go

Capitol Heights (Blue Line)

Addison Road-Seat Pleasant (Blue Line)

Cheverly (Orange Line)


Metro added two stops to the end of its Blue Line in December, one of them the Morgan Boulevard Station, above. (Gerald Martineau -- The Washington Post)

Landover (Orange Line)

Largo Town Center (Blue Line)

Morgan Boulevard (Blue Line)

New Carrollton (Orange Line)

West Hyattsville (Green Line)

Prince George's Plaza (Green Line)

College Park-University of Maryland (Green Line)

Greenbelt (Green Line)

Southern Avenue (Green Line)

Naylor Road (Green Line)

Suitland (Green Line)

Branch Avenue (Green Line)

Fares are based on the time of day and distance traveled and are posted in the stations. Peak fares (weekdays 5:30-9:30 a.m. and 3-7 p.m.) range from $1.35 to $3.90 a trip; off-peak fares range from $1.35 to $2.35. To obtain specific fare information, visit Metro's Web site at www.wmata.com or call 202-637-7000.

The minimum fare must be printed on the Farecard to board the train. Farecard vending machines accept nickels, dimes, quarters and bills, and dispense change. Metro offers a variety of passes that are good for both bus and rail travel. For example:

* SmarTrip cards are permanent, rechargeable Metrorail Farecards. Similar to credit cards, plastic SmarTrip cards are embedded with a computer chip that keeps track of the value of the card. To purchase fares online, visit www.commuterdirect.com.

* Metrochek is also available to both federal and private-sector employees whose employers participate. Under this program, employees can receive public transportation benefits, tax free, from their employer, up to a maximum of $100 a month. For additional information, visit Metro's Web site or call 202-962-1326.

Special Fare Information

Farecards for senior and disabled riders are available at half the regular fare, not to exceed $1.95 for all times of the day. Reduced Metrorail fares are available only to qualified senior citizens (65 years or older) and people with disabilities.

Metro ID or Medicare cards are required for purchase. Call 202-637-7000 (TDD 202-638-3780) for more information.


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