Metro News Release

For immediate release: March 14, 2014

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3 Metro things to know for tomorrow's Rock 'n' Roll Marathon

The Rock 'n' Roll Marathon is tomorrow (Saturday).  Here are the three most important Metro things to know:

  1. Metrorail will open two hours early.  The system opens at 5 a.m. tomorrow for the benefit of race participants.  Remember to load enough fare value on your SmarTrip card for your entire roundtrip.
  2. Use stations other than Franconia-Springfield or Greenbelt.  Weekend construction will result in longer travel times at these stations.  Use Huntington or Van Dorn St instead of Franconia-Springfield.  Use College Park or New Carrollton instead of Greenbelt.  More info
  3. Bus service will be delayed and detoured throughout DC.  Due to widespread road closures and traffic, all riders should transfer from bus to Metrorail at the first opportunity.  On Saturday, bus operators will have special transfers that will allow you to transfer at no additional charge.  For a complete overview of road closures and bus detours, visit this service advisory.

News release issued at 10:29 am, March 14, 2014.

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