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Metro staying open late Monday

Mark Berman

Virginia Tech and Boise State University face off Monday night at FedEx field in a game that should have big repercussions for both teams and all other Bowl Championship Series contenders. The game is also going to draw big, big crowds.

Metro will be closing one hour later than usual to support fans going to the game tonight. The rail system will close at 1 a.m. Tuesday. The last train departing the Largo Town Center Metrorail station will be at 12:24 a.m., and the last train to leave Morgan Boulevard will depart at 12:27 a.m., after the game. (If the game goes into overtime, Metro will make sure they have trains available, so fans can focus on hoping for an insanely entertaining finish.)

Metro will also have extra trains available at the end of the game. To assist riders, additional Metro personnel will be at the Morgan Boulevard station on the Blue Line, which is a short walk from the stadium.

By Mark Berman  | September 6, 2010; 9:00 AM ET
Categories:  Metro  
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Comments

Who at Metro got bribed to do this? They'll put on extra special service for a profit-making entertainment venue, but can't manage to continue regular service during rush hour (or, dream of dreams, keep a single escalator working for more than a day)?

Posted by: jiji1 | September 7, 2010 9:29 AM | Report abuse

They'll stay open an hour later for 70,000 football fans on a holiday but can't run buses for a couple hours later than usual for hundred of thousands of people on the 4th of July? Try to make sense of this, I certainly can't.

Posted by: Mainah32 | September 7, 2010 10:44 AM | Report abuse

There isn't anyone making money off of 4th of July tickets to pay off the Metro board.

Posted by: jiji1 | September 7, 2010 11:20 AM | Report abuse

Generally when Metro stays open later, the group they stay open later for pays for it. So most likely Virginia Tech and Boise paid, or the organizers of their game, paid for this.

Posted by: UMDTerpsGirl | September 7, 2010 12:47 PM | Report abuse

Also, this is common for the various charity races, walks, and marathons in the area to do too. The group organizing these events often pay to have metro open early on the weekends.

Posted by: UMDTerpsGirl | September 7, 2010 12:50 PM | Report abuse

Also, this is common for the various charity races, walks, and marathons in the area to do too. The group organizing these events often pay to have metro open early on the weekends.

Posted by: UMDTerpsGirl | September 7, 2010 12:50 PM | Report abuse

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