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Richmond Highway Express

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The Richmond Highway Express a.k.a. "REX", is a limited-stop bus route operated by the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority between King Street–Old Town station of the Yellow and Blue lines of the Washington Metro and Fort Belvoir. This line runs through the Richmond Highway (U.S. Route 1) corridor in Fairfax County, Virginia. This line provides a cross-county service from the neighborhood of Old Town Alexandria in Alexandria, Virginia and the military base of Fort Belvoir in Fairfax County.

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Richmond Highway Express
A 2008 New Flyer Industries DE40LFA in the REX blue-and-gold paint scheme at King Street–Old Town station
OperatorWashington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority
GarageCinder Bed
LiveryRichmond Highway Express
StatusIn Service
Began serviceSeptember 26, 2004[1]
PredecessorsMetrobus 9A
LocaleCity of Alexandria[2]
Fairfax County
Communities servedOld Town Alexandria, Huntington, Groveton, Hybla Valley, Mount Vernon, Woodlawn
Landmarks servedKing Street–Old Town station, Eisenhower Avenue station, Huntington station, Fort Belvoir
StartKing Street–Old Town station
ViaRichmond Highway
EndFort Belvoir
Length15 miles (24.14 km)
Frequency15 minutes (Peak Hours)
20 minutes (Weekday Middays, Saturdays and Sundays)
30 minutes (After 9PM)
Operates5:00 AM – 11:00 PM
TransfersSmarTrip only
TimetableRichmond Highway Express