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Metro May Stay Up for Frozen Four

Some hockey fans have been worried they'll be frozen out of Metro if the second game of the NCAA Frozen Four tournament goes late tonight at Verizon Center.

But Metro says it's prepared to run trains late if the game ends late. One thing to keep in mind is that Red, Green and Yellow Line trains -- the ones that stop at Gallery Place -- are likely to be crowded this afternoon and this evening. The first game starts at 5 p.m. and the second probably will get started at about 8:30 p.m.

The transit authority says that if the second game ends shortly before or after midnight, Metrorail will remain open until 1 a.m. The trains on all three lines will be either six or eight cars long.

The station entrance at 7th and F streets NW is the one that tends to get the most crowded. The other options are 9th and G streets or 7th and H streets. If you're taking the Red Line another option is to walk east to Judiciary Square Station or west to Metro Center, which also is the transfer point to the Blue and Orange lines.

By Robert Thomson  |  April 9, 2009; 7:24 AM ET
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Metros' website states: "If the second game concludes shortly before or after midnight, Metro will remain open until 1 a.m. into Friday, April 10, and Metro will use a combination of six-car and eight-car trains for fans traveling home from the Gallery Place-Chinatown Metrorail station on the Red, Yellow and Green lines."

Does that mean that Orange line riders are out of luck?

Posted by: ArlingtonVA3 | April 9, 2009 9:23 AM | Report abuse

What's going to happen if the Caps play a mid-week multiple-OT game? Will they announce a "last call for Metro"?

Posted by: wlevey | April 9, 2009 12:27 PM | Report abuse

hockey gods willing, there will not be any multiple-OT games. Those always send me home in tears.

Dr. G, can you confirm, but I thought is was arranged that the Caps (or any sports need that needs it) would pay for additional metro service, if needed. Just like when Metro opens early for a many races, the organization pays metro for extended service.

Posted by: RedBirdie | April 10, 2009 9:25 PM | Report abuse

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