For immediate release: January 6, 2021

Metrorail and Metrobus service ending early for public safety

In light of an announced 6 p.m. citywide curfew in the District of Columbia, all Metrorail and Metrobus service will end earlier than normal today, Wednesday, January 6, in the interest of public safety. The rail system will close three hours early, at 8 p.m., and Metrobus service will end at 9 p.m.

Customers are advised of the following service changes:

  • Metrorail will close at 8 p.m. (three hours early). Last trains will depart downtown transfer stations at that time. Inbound service (toward downtown) will end earlier than 8 p.m. Please adjust your travel. Alternate transportation will not be provided.
  • Metrobus service will be suspended systemwide at 9 p.m. Buses that are scheduled to begin service at or after 9 p.m. will not operate. However, buses that are already in service at 9 p.m. will continue operating to the end of the line before going out of service.
  • MetroAccess will not begin any new trips (i.e. "outbound" service from customers' residences) after 4 p.m. Customers with existing reservations will be contacted by the MetroAccess service center.

Metro will announce any additional adjustments as necessary.

Customers are strongly encouraged to sign up for MetroAlerts email and text updates at