As the Capitals come back to DC with a 2-0 lead in the Eastern Conference Finals over the Tampa Bay Lightning, one concern was in the back of every attendees’ mind. The Metro.
With Tuesday’s game starting at 8 PM, and the DC Metro closing at 11:30 PM, there was a chance of fans leaving the game early to catch their ride home.
Fear not! Exelon, a leading energy provider, is footing the bill to leave the Metro open one extra hour for Game Three.
WMATA announced the extended service Monday morning.
— Metrorail Info (@Metrorailinfo) May 14, 2018
Exelon will be paying $100,000 dollars for the extra hour. The same company helped keep the Metro open as the Nationals took on the Cubs in the postseason last year.
“We know how important it is when the hometown team advances in the playoffs, and we want to make sure our customers can be there for every play and get home safely-and emissions free-by powering the Metro’s extended hours Tuesday night,” Exelon President and CEO Chris Crane said to WMATA. “We believe that helping our customers be there to cheer on the Capitals is its own kind of power play, and we are pleased to partner with Metro and the Mayor and to make it happen.”
DC Mayor Muriel Bowser also said it helps as the Nationals take on the Yankees Tuesday evening.
“I want fans to focus on rooting for their home teams, and with Exelon’s support, Metro will get you to the games and homes afterwards. I ask all Washingtonians to ‘Rock the Red’ and let’s go Caps,” Mayor Bowser said.
With the additional hour of service, the last Red and Green Line trains from Gallery Place-Chinatown are are now scheduled to depart at:
The last Blue, Orange and Silver Line trains from Metro Center will depart at:
Headline image: Mario Roberto Durán Ortiz, via Wikimedia Commons
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