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Metro Adding Holiday Service

The transit authority plans to add service to and from the region's three main airports during Thanksgiving week. The final details still were being worked out, so check Metro's Web site for updates, but here's the basic idea.

For the peak of the holiday rush on Wednesday and the weekend, buses will be added to the B30 line between Greenbelt and BWI Airport. As you walk out of the Greenbelt Metro station, turn left and look for the shelter with the B30 marking. The fare is $3.

For travelers heading to and from Dulles Airport, there will be extra service during the peak period on the 5A line, which originates at L'Enfant Plaza Station. The fare also is $3 for the express service.

For Reagan National Airport travelers: Metro plans to add two more trains on the Yellow Line on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. to make the trip between the airport and Mount Vernon Square. This is a great addition for holiday travelers. Metro has the extra capacity to do this on a Sunday, and if there's any Sunday when it's needed, we're looking at it. Rail ridership at National Airport on a typical November Sunday last year was 5,947, but it spiked to 10,489 on the Sunday after Thanksgiving.

Here's a link to a page on Metro's Web site that displays all the rail and bus line maps.

Have a safe trip.

By Robert Thomson  |  November 19, 2007; 5:52 AM ET
Categories:  Getaway  
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