For immediate release: December 22, 2023

Service information for upcoming holidays; Metrorail hours extended on New Year’s Eve

*UPDATED 12/28: Red Line construction is ending one day earlier than planned. Normal service resumes Saturday, Dec. 30 at 7 a.m.

Metro is running modified service for Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve, and New Year’s Day. 

On New Year’s Eve, Metrorail will stay open until 2 a.m., an extra two hours of service to help revelers get home safely (last train times vary by station -- check the stations page and add two hours to the Sunday last train time). Customers can also take advantage of Metro’s new 24-hour bus service in D.C.

Rail Service-At-A-Glance



Service levels



Christmas Eve


7am - midnight


Christmas Day


7am - midnight


New Year's Eve


7am - 2am


New Year's Day


7am - midnight

A reminder, Red Line construction continues through the holidays. 

  • From Dec. 22-24, Farragut North, Metro Center, Gallery Place, and Judiciary Square will have no Red Line service. Trains run every 8-10 minutes between Shady Grove and Dupont Circle and every 8-10 minutes between Union Station and Glenmont.
  • From Dec. 25-29*, Farragut North and Metro Center will have no Red Line service. Trains run every 8-10 minutes between Shady Grove and Dupont Circle and every 10-12 minutes between Gallery Place and Glenmont.
  • Express and local shuttle buses replace Red Line trains
  • The Green and Yellow lines will still serve Gallery Place and the Blue, Orange, and Silver lines will still serve Metro Center. However, Metro Center’s 11th and G and 13th and G streets entrances will be closed until Dec. 29*. Gallery Place’s 9th and G streets entrance will be closed Dec. 22-24.

All other Metrorail lines are running regular Sunday service levels on the holidays.

Buses will run on Sunday schedule on Christmas Eve, Christmas, New Year’s Eve, and New Year’s Day.

MetroAccess customers will be able to travel on the holiday, however, subscription trips will be canceled. Customers may make a separate reservation to travel on the holiday online or by calling 301-562-5360 (TTY 301-588-7535).

On Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve, Metrorail's $2 weekend fares will be in effect since they fall on a weekend day. On Christmas and New Year's Day, regular weekday fares will be in effect. 

Parking is free at all Metro-owned parking garages and lots on holidays except for Morgan Blvd. and Downtown Largo on New Year's Eve during the Commanders game when non-riders will pay $15 for special event parking.

For customers going out of town or welcoming friends or family during the holidays, Metro gets you to the region’s transportation hubs. 

Connect to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport via the Yellow and Blue lines, Washington Dulles International Airport on the Silver Line, and Union Station via the Red Line or Red Line shuttles. Build in extra time to get to Union Station due to construction.

Customer Service

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Need help? Metro's trip planning call center team is available weekdays from 7 a.m. – 8 p.m., and weekends from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Customers can call 202-637-7000 during those hours or get automated information 24/7 at that number or by visiting