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Metro to Run Extra Airport Buses for Inauguration

Metro is doubling the number of passengers it can carry on its buses that serve the Washington region's major international airports for Inauguration Weekend, the agency announced.

Metro will run additional buses from Friday, Jan. 16, through Wednesday, Jan. 21, on the B30 Route, which runs from the Greenbelt Metrorail station on the Green Line to the Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport and on the 5A Route, which will run a modified service from Rosslyn Metrorail station on the Blue and Orange lines to Washington Dulles International Airport.

Metro says the expansion will help air travelers heading to the Washington region for the Jan. 20th Inauguration. The 5A normally stops at L'Enfant Plaza and Rosslyn Metrorail stations, but will not service the Tysons-Westpark Transit Station or the Herndon-Monroe Park and Ride Lot between Jan. 16 and Jan. 21.

Buses will operate every 15-20 minutes, instead of every 30 minutes during the six-day period. Metro also will run two new longer accordion-style buses that can carry 103 people versus 76 people on a standard bus.

Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport is the only airport directly served by a Metrorail stop on the Yellow and Blue lines. Travelers also can take the 13F and 13G buses, which run from the airport to Federal Triangle and Southwest Washington, D.C.

Go to Metro's web site for more information about Metrobus service for the inauguration or to sign up for special e-alerts, dedicated to the Inauguration. E-alerts will be issued when Metro has news relating to service throughout Inauguration weekend.

-- By Lena Sun

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By Mike McPhate  |  January 12, 2009; 2:28 PM ET
Categories:  Inauguration , Metro  
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