Advisory

Posted: Oct 17, 2012 Expiration: Oct 28, 2012

Metrorail to open at 5 a.m. on Sunday, October 28, for the Marine Corps Marathon

 

 

Metrorail will open two hours early, at 5 a.m., on Sunday, October 28, for the Marine Corps Marathon.

  • Marathon runners should use Pentagon Station on the Blue and Yellow line to access the start line through Runners Village in the Pentagon North Parking lot.  This location hosts pre-race UPS Baggage Drop off. 
  • Arlington Cemetery Station will not open until 8:30 a.m., after the official MCM start.  On event day, this station may only be used to access to finish area or to leave post-race. 
  • The MCM10K start is convenient to Smithsonian Station on the Blue and Orange lines.
  • Metro will operate additional trains between on the Blue Line between Franconia-Springfield and Stadium-Armory between 5 a.m. and 8:15 a.m., and between 11:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
  • If using a paper farecard, please protect it from moisture during the race.
  • Be sure to load enough fare value on your SmarTrip or paper farecard for your entire roundtrip to avoid lines.

Bus service changes

  • Pentagon Bus Terminal will be closed from 4 a.m. until approximately 4 p.m.. During this time, all Metrobus service will be moved to Pentagon City Station.
  • Rosslyn Bus Terminal will be closed from 4 a.m. until approximately 6 p.m.  During this time, all Metrobus service will be moved to Oak Street.

The additional two hours of service is funded through an agreement with event organizers.

 

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