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The Marlin Express

marlin-mascotThe Marlin Express, stop located by the turnabout between the Jane P. Batten Student Center and Villiage II, operates on select days of the week during the Fall and Spring semesters.

The Marlin Express performs essential runs to Wal-Mart and Target and to the Newtown Road Station of The Tide Light Rail.

The Marlin Express runs throughout each traditional semester, but does not operate during the following:

  • Homecoming Weekend (it will run the Wednesday of that week)
  • Fall Break
  • Thanksgiving Break
  • Weekend before Fall Exam Week
  • Fall Exam Week through the entire Winter Break (starts back up at the beginning of the Spring Semester)
  • Easter Weekend
  • Weekend before Spring Break
  • Spring Break
  • Weekend before Fall Exam Week
  • Spring Exam Week through the entire Winter Break (starts back up at the beginning of the Fall Semester)

In order to reserve a seat on the Marlin Express students must sign up by 3pm on Tuesdays for the Wednesday Essentials runs and by 3pm on Thursdays for the runs to the Tide Light Rail Stop. Students should sign up at the HUB which is located in the Jane P. Batten Student Center. Students should also meet at the HUB no later than 10 minutes before their scheduled run.

This service is free to all Virginia Wesleyan students.

For more information about The Tide Light Rail visit:

Visit our Frequently Asked Questions page:

Should you have any additional questions or concerns regarding the Marlin Express please contact Brandon Elliott at or 757-455-3307



Wednesday Essentials Run to Wal-Mart and/or Target :

Departure: 7:00 p.m.
Departure/Pickup: 8:00 p.m.
Pick-Up: 9:00 p.m.

Friday Tide Runs:

Departure: 6:00 p.m.
Pick-Up: 10:00 p.m.

Saturday Tide Runs:

Departure: 2:00 p.m.
Pick-Up: 10:00 p.m.


Virginia Wesleyan College does not allow the use or transport of controlled substance, alcohol or tobacco products in its vehicles.
Virginia Wesleyan reserves the right to refuse transport to any individual for violation of College policies.
You understand that utilizing this shuttle service is at your own risk. You will not hold Virginia Wesleyan College liable for any accident or injury you may sustain from using this transportation method.

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