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The 7-Day Pass is good for seven consecutive calendar days once validated. So, rather than counting the number of service days after you validate, use your calendar to track which days your ticket will be honored.
Does the 7-Day Pass factor weekend days?
While VRE does not currently operate on weekends, the 7-Day Pass does tally both weekends and holidays as its counts down the number of valid days. The image below shows examples of when a ticket is activated and when it will expire.
What about weeks that include holidays?
We recommend purchasing a 10-Ride Ticket when a holiday is approaching rather than a 7-Day Pass. If you use a 7-Day Pass during a week with a holiday, the ticket cost is the same as four Day Passes. You won’t be at a loss with the 7-Day Pass, but it won’t provide the best value.
- The Summons Process
We have long stated that we expect only two things from our riders: to be on the platform and ready to board before the train's arrival and to validate one's ticket before boarding the train. If one boards the train without a validated ticket, then that individual is at risk of receiving a citation for fare evasion.
- VRE's Plan B
When rail traffic stops unexpectedly, we have one plan B and that B stands for Buses.
- Alexandria Shuffle
The "Alexandria Shuffle" is a strategy to help us recover in certain evening service disruptions.