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Thursday, April 26, 2007

MARC

MARC runs three lines: the Brunswick, Camden and Penn lines. 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., in Cecil County. MARC trains run weekdays with varying service from 4:40 a.m. until 11:40 p.m.

For information about stations, schedules, fares and parking, go to http://www.mtamaryland.com/services/marc or call 410-539-5000 or 866-RIDE-MTA (7433-682). For comments, complaints or commendations, call 410-333-2354.

VIRGINIA RAILWAY EXPRESS

VRE operates trains weekdays between Union Station in Washington 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 go to http://www.vre.org.

For late train information, holiday schedules, comments or suggestions, you can reach the VRE automated phone system anytime at 703-684-0400 or 800-RIDE-VRE (743-3873).

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 or age 21 or younger.

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

To request a pocket schedule by mail, go to http://www.vre.org/feedback/pocketform.php.


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