In the nation’s capital, Metro rail service ends around 11 PM on weekdays, a schedule that creates challenges for sports fans attending late games such as Thursday night’s 8 PM Eastern Conference Final Game Four.
On Tuesday, reports indicated that Qatar — as in the country — would pony up the $100,000 Metro requires to keep trains running an extra hour for Game Four. But then reports on Wednesday indicated that the deal had fallen through because of issues with the contract.
Well, it’s back on.
Qatar and the @DowntownDCBID teamed up years ago to deliver City Center DC. Today, they’re doing it again to deliver late night Metro service to Caps fans. Beat the rain and Lightning, take Metro and let’s #GoCaps! @Amb_AlThani @QatarEmbassyUSA #ALLCAPS
— Mayor Muriel Bowser (@MayorBowser) May 17, 2018
According to Metro, fans will only be able to enter three stations — Gallery Place, Metro Center (at 11th and G Streets only) or Judiciary Square (F Street entrance only) — after the regular closing time.
More from Metro:
Metro announces extended late-night service for Capitals Game 4, sponsored by Downtown DC BID
Metrorail will remain open an additional hour tonight 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 an additional hour is being funded by the Downtown DC Business Improvement District.
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.”
Tonight’s last trains from Gallery Place-Chinatown will depart at:
Red Line to Glenmont 12:38 a.m.; to Shady Grove 12:32 a.m.
Green Line to Branch Ave 12:28 a.m.; to Greenbelt 12:48 a.m.
Yellow Line to Huntington 12:19 a.m.
Tonight’s last Blue, Orange and Silver Line trains from Metro Center will depart at:
Blue Line to Franconia-Springfield 12:28 a.m.; to Largo Town Center 12:27 a.m.
Orange Line to New Carrollton 12:20 a.m.; to Vienna 12:36 a.m.
Silver Line to Largo Town Center 12:27 a.m.; to Wiehle-Reston East 12:21 a.m.
Photo: Matt Hendricks, 2013
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