Metro announces extended late-night service Monday for Capitals Game 6, sponsored by Uber
Metrorail will remain open an additional hour Monday night for fans attending the Capitals v. Lightning game at CapitalOne Arena.
The $100,000 cost associated with keeping open the 234-mile, 91-station Metrorail system for an additional hour is being funded by Uber.
"Planes, trains, and automobiles - it's going to take it all to get the Caps a win on Monday and then back to Tampa to close out the series," said Mayor Muriel Bowser. "The more fans we have out the better, and the more transportation options the better. Thank you, Uber, for helping move our city and this series forward."
"Metro is the backbone of the region's transportation system, and everybody wins when people have alternatives to driving themselves to and from events downtown," said Michael Black, Uber's General Manager for DC. "We're honored to work with Mayor Bowser and WMATA to help make sure that Caps fans can use Metro to get home safely from Monday's game and leave their cars at home."
"We appreciate Uber's support for the Caps and their fans," said D.C. Councilmember and WMATA Board Chair Jack Evans. "They, like our other sponsors during the playoffs, have made it possible to provide extended Metro service without diverting resources from the regular bus and rail services on which our residents depend."
After Metro's regular closing time, Caps fans can enter the system at three stations: Gallery Place, Metro Center (11th & G street entrance only) or Judiciary Square (F Street entrance only). All other stations will be "exit only."
Monday's last trains from Gallery Place-Chinatown will depart at:
to Branch Ave 12:28 a.m.; to Greenbelt 12:48 a.m.
to Huntington 12:19 a.m.
Monday's last Blue, Orange and Silver Line trains from Metro Center will depart at:
to New Carrollton 12:20 a.m.; to Vienna 12:36 a.m.
to Largo Town Center 12:27 a.m.; to Wiehle-Reston East 12:21 a.m.