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VRE making first service expansion in 23 years

Posted on April 22, 2015

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ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Virginia Railway Express is opening a new Northern Virginia station this summer, marking the first major service expansion in the system’s 23-year history, and potentially, drawing several hundred new riders from a part of Northern Virginia geared up for growth and development, The Roanoke Times reported.

The $3.4 million station is the first of several major projects VRE is pursuing as part of its goal to double ridership by 2040. Next month, it will launch a mobile app to give riders the option of purchasing and showing tickets via smartphones, and it will add a train to the Fredericksburg Line this summer. For the full story, click here.

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