Federal Triangle Metrorail station reopens
Federal Triangle reopens, Judiciary Square station to close at 4 p.m.
The Federal Triangle Metrorail station on the Blue and Orange Line reopened around 4 p.m. while Judiciary Square on the Red Line is closed for the rest of the night.
Federal Triangle station closed at 11:30 a.m. at the request of local police due to crowding on the National Mall. Judiciary Square is closed for inaugural ball-related security reasons.
Metro also is sending extra buses to Federal Triangle Metrorail station to transport patrons using wheel chairs.
There have been extremely crowded conditions throughout the rail system and especially at stations near the National Mall. People planning to take Metro are urged to not immediately enter stations after the inaugural parade. Metro also advises if crowds are extremely large at rail station entrances, walk to a nearby rail station or board a Metrobus. Police also may temporarily stop the flow of people into a station until crowds on platforms allow for safe passageway.
To view video of conditions at Metro stations and parking lots earlier in the day, please visit http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t98MvwNkD-k.
News release issued at 4:00 pm, January 20, 2009.