Metro News Release

For immediate release: November 19, 2011

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Thanksgiving travel information
Additional bus service available for Thanksgiving travel to/from Dulles and BWI airports

Metro is gearing up to ensure that your travel plans go smoothly over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.

To accommodate higher airport ridership, Metro will deploy additional buses on the 5A route, which serves Dulles International Airport, and will have additional buses ready to place into service as necessary on the B30 route between Greenbelt Metrorail Station and BWI Marshall Airport.

In addition, for the convenience of Metrorail customers, there will be no significant track work throughout the Thanksgiving holiday period.

Traveling to/from Washington Union Station (Amtrak, VRE, MARC and Intercity Bus services)

Union Station is served by Metrorail's Red Line.

Traveling to/from Reagan National Airport

Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport is served by Metrorail's Blue and Yellow lines.

Traveling to/from Washington Dulles International Airport

Travelers have two options to reach Washington Dulles International Airport:

  • Take the 5A Metrobus from L’Enfant Plaza or Rosslyn Metrorail stations. The 5A provides direct service to the airport for $6. To accommodate higher ridership, Metro will operate additional 5A buses on Tuesday, Nov. 22, Wednesday, Nov. 23, and Sunday, Nov. 27. View timetable
  • Take Metro’s Orange Line to West Falls Church and then take the Washington Flyer bus to the airport.

Traveling to/from Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport

Travelers can reach the Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport the airport by riding Metro’s Green Line to the Greenbelt Metrorail station and transferring to the B30 Metrobus, which provides direct service from the train station to the airport for $6. Metro will monitor ridership and place additional buses into service as needed.  View timetable

Thanksgiving Day, November 24: On Thanksgiving Day, Metrorail will operate on a Sunday schedule, opening at 7 a.m. and closing at midnight. Metrobus will also operate on a Sunday schedule. Parking will be free at all Metrorail station parking facilities.

Friday, November 25: The Metrorail system will run on a regular weekday schedule from 5 a.m. to 3 a.m. Normal fares will be charged and regular weekday parking rates will apply. Metrobus will operate on a regular weekday schedule.  

News release issued at 10:00 am, November 21, 2011.

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