Metro to Extend Late Night Service for Capitals Game

Metro General Manager Paul Wiedefeld announced Monday that Metrorail will remain open an additional hour

Metro announced the Metrorail will be extended for an additional hour for Washington Capitals’ fans on Tuesday.

The Capitals will battle the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 3 of the National Hockey League’s Conference Finals at Capital One Arena tomorrow.   The Capitals are leading in the series 2-0.

“We are pleased to provide rail service so all of the fans can support the Caps in the playoffs,” said Wiedefeld. “Thanks to Exelon, we can offer a train ride home when the game ends, even if that means overtime.”

Extended service Tuesday will cost WMATA $100,000 and is being funded by Exelon, the parent company of Pepco, according to a news release.

“We know how important it is when the hometown team advances in the playoffs, and we want to make sure our customers can be there for every play and get home safely-and emissions free-by powering the Metro’s extended hours Tuesday night,” said Chris Crane, president and CEO of Exelon. “We believe that helping our customers be there to cheer on the Capitals is its own kind of power play, and we are pleased to partner with Metro and the Mayor and to make it happen.”

Here’s the schedule for Tuesday night:

The last Red and Green Line trains from Gallery Place-Chinatown are are now scheduled to depart at:

  • Red Line in the direction of Glenmont 12:38 a.m.; Shady Grove 12:32 a.m.
  • Green Line in the direction of Branch Ave 12:28 a.m.; Greenbelt 12:48 a.m.
  • Yellow Line in the direction of Huntington 12:19 a.m.

The last Blue, Orange and Silver Line trains from Metro Center will depart at:

  • Blue Line in the direction of Franconia-Springfield 12:28 a.m.; Largo Town Center 12:27 a.m.
  • Orange Line in the direction of New Carrollton 12:20 a.m.; Vienna 12:36 a.m.
  • Silver Line in the direction of Largo Town Center 12:27 a.m.; Wiehle-Reston East 12:21 a.m.

Officials said last train times will vary by station. Customers can check the last train times by visiting a station’s webpage and adding one hour to the regular last train time.

In the event of overtime, Metro will provide any updates regarding last train times through arena announcements, on its Twitter page, through MetroAlerts email and text messages.

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