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12/24/2014 12:57:44 PM
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Christmas and New Year's Holiday Service Schedule -- Updated 12/23/2014 12:58:03 PM

* * DASH will operate the below Holiday Bus Service Schedule:

  • December 24: Christmas Eve: No DASH Service after 7 p.m. Any trip that is scheduled to start at its origin point at 7:01 p.m., and later, will not operate.  Any trip that is scheduled to start at its origin point at 7:00 p.m., and earlier, will operate in its entirety. 
  • December 25: Christmas Day: No DASH Service
  • December 26: DASH will operate on a Saturday Schedule 
  • January 1, 2015: New Year’s Day: No DASH Service

* * King Street Trolley Service Schedule:
The King Street Trolley operates daily, every 15 minutes, between the King Street Metro to the Waterfront.

  • Sunday - Wednesday: 10 a.m. - 10:15 p.m.
  • Thursday - Saturday: 10 a.m. - 12 a.m.

* * Happy New Year 2015! Celebrate First Night Alexandria with *FREE* DASH Shuttles! 
December 31 – New Year’s Eve: 

A circular DASH Shuttle will operate between the Masonic Temple and the King Street Metro from 7 p.m. - 1 a.m.

The DASH AT2 and AT5 will operate a ‘FREE ZONE’ from King Street Metro to City Hall from 6 p.m. to the end of their regular schedule.

King Street Trolley will terminate at Market Square starting at 10 p.m. due to the waterfront being closed to vehicular traffic.

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CLICK HEREto view pictures of The King Street Trolley Welcomes Santa event from Saturday, December 13th.

Fares & Transfers

NOTICE: Turn in your DASH tokens and Ride Free! Effective July 1, 2014, DASH tokens will be discontinued and no longer accepted on DASH.  Prior to June 30, you can trade-in your unused DASH tokens for a FREE ride coupon at the Alexandria Transit Store or contact DASH Customer Service at (703) 746-DASH (3274). DASH will continue to accept the Metrobus full fare token.

Fares

DASH offers affordable fares, a unique transfer system, and a money-saving monthly electronic DASH Pass. Please have the exact fare ready when you board. Drivers carry no change.

Cash Fare 

  • $1.60  

Children 4 or under with adult

(only 2 children per paying customer)

  • Free 

DASH transfers upon boarding

DASH transfers are only issued in electronic form on the regional SmarTrip® Card.  

  • Free 

DASH Pass (valid for one calendar month)

  • $40 - Paper DASH Pass  
  • $40 - Electronic DASH Pass on SmarTrip 

King Street Trolley 

  • Free

 

DASH honors the regional SmarTrip® Card, the 7-Day Regional Bus Pass, and the monthly DASH Pass. DASH also honors the Transit Link Card and Metrobus regular tokens.  The regional Metrorail-to-Bus transfer discount is automatically applied when using a SmarTrip® card.  The discounted Senior/Disabled 7-Day Regional Bus Pass is accepted for the full cash fare on DASH.  Please note that WMATA Student fares are not accepted on DASH.

Purchase the electronic DASH Pass online at www.wmata.com/fares/smartrip/. Simply create or log in to your account and purchase your electronic DASH Pass for $40.

  

Transfers

DASH paper transfers are only available in electronic form on the regional SmarTrip® Card.

If you pay your fare with a SmarTrip® Card, a transfer will be automatically added to your card. DASH transfers are good for up to 4 hours and are honored on all DASH routes in any direction, including a return trip on the same route. DASH transfers are good for the initial fare paid. DASH transfers on SmarTrip® Cards are honored on Metrobus and participating local bus systems for up to 2 hours. Additional charges may apply when transferring to services priced higher than DASH.

 

Electronic DASH Pass

To purchase or reload your electronic DASH Pass online, visit www.wmata.com/fares/smartrip/. Create or log in to your account and purchase your electronic DASH Pass. Enjoy the same money-saving, economical DASH Pass without the paper.  Simply load your DASH Pass directly onto your SmarTrip® card!

About the electronic DASH Pass: 
• Load your DASH Pass onto your SmarTrip® Card between the 1st and 15th of the month, your pass will be valid for the    current calendar month.
• Load your DASH Pass onto your SmarTrip® Card between the 16th and 31st of the month, your pass will be valid for the following calendar month.

Example:
• DASH Pass loaded on April 3, valid for April.
• DASH Pass loaded on April 18, valid for May.

If you purchase a second SmarTrip® DASH Pass during the same month (for example, buy a pass for May when using one during April), the second pass will activate upon first use of your SmarTrip® Card on your first ride in May.

Available only on SmarTrip® Cards and valid for unlimited rides on all DASH and Fairfax Connector buses during the calendar month.

Note: The DASH Pass is also accepted as full DASH fare on Fairfax Connector's local buses. However, additional charges may apply.

Click here for a complete list of the locations where you can purchase your DASH Pass.