Metro and Washington Commanders team up to run trains “overtime” to get fans home after the game Sunday night
When the Washington Commanders take the field on Sunday night against the New York Giants, fans will be able to cheer on the home team knowing Metro will stay open an extra hour late to get them home after the game.
The extended service, announced today by Metro and the Commanders, is being funded by the team to cover the $100,000 cost to run more trains, keep all 97 stations open, and other operational expenses. Under the agreement, the Commanders will provide free fare for all customers that want to stay until the end of the game and use Metro during the additional hour of service.
Extra Blue and Silver line train service will operate during the one-hour extended service in the direction of Ashburn and Franconia-Springfield. Fans and workers leaving the game will be able to enter only at the Morgan Boulevard and Downtown Largo stations. All other stations will be exit only during this time.
On Sunday, December 18, the last trains will now depart as follows:
to Ashburn 12:28 a.m.
to Franconia-Springfield 12:30 a.m.
to Ashburn 12:26 a.m.
to Franconia-Springfield 12:28 a.m.
*Due to scheduled track work Blue and Silver line trains are operating back-to-back every 16 minutes to accommodate single tracking. Customers should experience trains as frequently as eight minutes because both stations are served by multiple lines.
Please allow enough time to ensure you arrive at the station before the last trains depart for Ashburn and Franconia-Springfield. All customers in line at the time of closing will be accommodated.
If connecting to the+(Plus) lines customers should take the from Morgan Boulevard or Downtown Largo and transfer at the following stations:
- L’Enfant Plaza: Transfer to +(Plus)to Huntington; to Branch Ave/Greenbelt to Vienna
- Metro Center: Transfer to to Shady Grove/Glenmont
- Stadium-Armory: Transfer to +(Plus) to New Carrollton
Customers are advised of scheduled maintenance with single tracking on the Red Line between Forest Glen and Glenmont; and on the Blue and Silver lines between Morgan Boulevard and Addison Road. View the weekend service advisory for additional information. Customers are also encouraged to sign up for MetroAlerts text and email messages, check wmata.com/alerts, or follow us on Twitter @metrorailinfo, @wmata @metrobusinfo to get the latest service information.