Metro Announces Reduction in Service Hours, Trains to Stop Running at 9 pm Daily

Starting Monday, Metrorail trains will stop running at 9:00 p.m. everyday while Metrobus services will end at 11:00 p.m. daily.

WMATA officials say hours have been reduced in an effort to limit frontline transit workers’ exposure to the public while enhancing the safety of individuals who must travel during the current COVID-19 health crisis.

Updated Special Schedules (starting April 6) are as follows: 


Monday-Friday 5:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. Trains run every 20 minutes (15 min on Red Line)

Saturday-Sunday 8:00  a.m. – 9:00 p.m. Trains run every 30 minutes (20 min on Red Line)

19 rail stations are closed (no alternate transportation provided)

• Each train’s first and last cars are out of service to protect train operators

Metrobus services will also end earlier daily, with the last trips departing at or before 11:00 p.m. Buses that enter service at or before 11: 00 p.m. will continue to the end of the route before going out of service according to officials.

Monday-Friday Buses will operate using a Modified Sunday Schedule. Please click here to check weekday us routes to make sure your bus is running. Buses will run at Sunday service levels. No service after 11 p.m.

Saturday-Sunday Buses service on 27 routes only. Check weekend bus routes before traveling. No service on other routes. Buses will run every 30 minutes. No service after 11:00 p.m.

MetroAccess: All subscription trips remain canceled. Please limit travel to only the most essential trips.

According to a press release, this decision came about due to a significant decrease in ridership after announcing services are only for essential trips. Maryland Governor Larry Hogan, Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser, and Virginia Governor Ralph Northam recently signed stay-at-home Executive Orders except for essential travel.

Anyone using Metro services during this time for essential purposes is being encouraged to follow CDC guidelines by using masks, scarves, bandanas, or something similar to cover the mouth and nose area.

Click here for additional information.

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