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Metro adding service for Monday night football

The Morgan Boulevard Metrorail station will be open beyond the regular midnight close Monday night to take fans home from the football game at FedEx Field. No other stations will be open for people to enter, but if you're on one of those Blue Line trains from Morgan Boulevard, you will be able to transfer to other trains on your way home.

The last Blue Line train from Morgan Boulevard in the direction of Franconia-Springfield will leave at 12:27 a.m. But if the game goes into OT, Metro says it will keep operating to get people home.

There will be extra trains anyway to handle the crowds at Morgan Boulevard, which is the closest station to FedEx Field. The stadium is a little less than a mile north of the station.

Drivers who park at Morgan Boulevard, which has 635 spaces, or at Largo, which has 2,200, will have to pay $25, using a SmarTrip card at the exit. The paid parking at those two stations starts three hours before kickoff, and continues two hours after the game.

For drivers, the Maryland State Highway Administration always recommends the Central Avenue approach to FedEx from the Beltway. It tends to be less crowded than the other two interchanges, at Landover Road and at Arena Drive.

By Robert Thomson  |  October 22, 2009; 1:51 PM ET
Categories:  Events , Metro  | Tags: Dr. Gridlock, FedEx Field, Redskins  
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Posted by: calebjohansson | October 22, 2009 2:34 PM | Report abuse

I'm surprised WaPo hasn't heard of the boycott about to hit Dannyboy Snyder. No one will be going to the game...

Posted by: cbmuzik | October 22, 2009 2:54 PM | Report abuse

Would love it if ticket holders boycotted the game. Can you imagine the image it would sent to see all those vacant seats on Monday nite football?

Posted by: almelbe | October 25, 2009 1:12 PM | Report abuse

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