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Notes: Virginia Railway Express approves Saturday service and fare increase

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A VRE train heading south through Potomac Yard (Staff photo by Jay Westcott)

The Virginia Railway Express (VRE), which runs through Alexandria, could soon run on Saturdays.

Patch reported that the proposal to add Saturday service and increase fares was approved as part of the fiscal year 2025 budget.

The VRE runs from Washington D.C. down to Alexandria, splitting there on Manassas and Fredericksburg lines.

That new service still requires VRE to reach an agreement with the rail companies that VRE partners with to run on the railroads. If approved, Saturday rail service and the price increase would start on July 1, with a flat $5 fare for travel between stations from Alexandria to D.C.

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