For immediate release: October 24, 2019

If Game 5 needed Sunday, Metro will stay open until 1 a.m. thanks to Pepco

Metro General Manager/CEO Paul J. Wiedefeld today announced that the entire Metrorail system will remain open until 1 a.m Sunday night for World Series Game 5, should it be necessary, thanks to support from Pepco. 

“On behalf of all Metro employees, let me say how proud we are to serve ‘The Sports Capital’ and our championship teams -- first the Capitals, then the Mystics, and soon – hopefully – the Nationals,” Wiedefeld said. “In the event that Game 5 is necessary, Metro will be powered by Pepco until 1 a.m. I want to thank Pepco Holdings for sponsoring the extra service hours, benefiting fans at Nats Park, viewing parties and Halloween festivities across the region.”

“We are pleased to partner with WMATA to keep the Metro open and to help ensure our dedicated fans can be there to support our Nationals through the very last play," said Dave Velazquez, president and CEO, Pepco Holdings. "From powering Nationals Park to watch parties across the District, we are pleased to bring a new level of energy to this World Series.”

If Game 5 is necessary on Sunday, Metro will close at 1 a.m., as it does on Fridays and Saturdays. Last train times vary by station. Customers can check last train times at

In addition, in the event any World Series game runs later than 1 a.m., Metro will flex the closing time at Navy Yard Station and stay open for entry 20 minutes after the game ends, as it has done throughout the postseason so that fans can confidently choose Metro as their ride home. All other stations would be exit only after 1 a.m. 

Metro has cleared all track work this weekend to provide the best service possible. Trains on all lines will run at regular intervals at all stations. 

“I want to again thank the thousands of Metro employees who have adjusted schedules in their personal lives, often with very little notice, to serve our customers during this incredible postseason for the Nats,” Wiedefeld said. “We couldn’t do this without them.”