VRE Station


From the steps of the GW Memorial is a clear view of the Virginia Railway Express station. The VRE is a commuter train that brings Virginia residents to work in Washington DC each day. It goes farther into the suburbs than the Metro rail, whose tracks parallel the VRE here at the King Street Station.

7 Responses to VRE Station

  1. Olivier says:

    Belle photo et votre gare est tres belle.
    Les trains de banlieues appartiennent a des societes privées ou a l’etat ?

  2. mariemcc says:

    Olivier, les plupart des trains de banlieus appartient a l’etat. Le seul autre est Amtrak, qui est pour une societe privee. C’est comme le TGV, pour les distances longues.

  3. Kate says:

    I must still be sleepy; at first I read it as Virginal…whew!

  4. Rudy Girón says:

    Marie, I did not know you were fluent in French. How many languages do you speak?

  5. Natalie says:

    Ah…I was just dreaming of getting rid of the car and having good public transportation. Just a dream around here.

  6. Curly says:

    The station looks fairly modern, but built to an older style to make it fit in with it’s environment?

  7. mariemcc says:

    Kate, whoops, you caught a typo…guess I need new glasses!

    Rudy, seulement francais et anglais. Un poquito de espagnol. I can do greetings in a Togolese dialect. Many Europeans speak several languages. I’m still behind them. 🙂

    Natalie, keep dreaming that dream, as long as you’re in California! I was without a car for several years here. It can be done, but it’s a pain whenever you need to go food shopping or just about any kind of shopping.

    Curly, that’s it exactly. They built the station in neocolonial style to fit in with most of the rest of Old Town.

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