ALEXANDRIA, Va. (WRIC) — Passengers traveling throughout the counties of Northern Virginia can look forward to free train fares along the Virginia Railway Express (VRE) lines during the month of September.

According to a release from VRE, the decision to suspend fares is intended to make VRE a more attractive and viable option for Metrorail riders during the closure of Blue and Yellow Line stations south of Reagan National Airport.

“A fare-free September is also VRE’s way of saying thanks to those passengers who have stuck with us through the pandemic,” said VRE Operations Board Chair Margaret Franklin, “and it’s a wonderful way to celebrate VRE’s 30th anniversary.”

Systemwide fares will be suspended starting Saturday, Sept. 10, and, for some Blue Line stations, the suspension will last through October.

For more information, visit VRE’s website here.