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Metro open late for football nights at FedEx

Metro announced this morning that the Morgan Boulevard Station, the closest one to FedEx Field, will stay open an extra hour on Monday, Dec. 21, and Sunday, Dec. 27, to accommodate fans leaving the next two Redskins games.

The last Blue Line train from Morgan Boulevard heading toward Franconia-Springfield will leave at 12:27 a.m. If either of the football games goes into overtime, Metro says, it will make sure trains are available to get football fans home.

Even though Morgan Boulevard will be the only station allowing people to enter after the regular midnight closing, passengers on those late trains will be able to switch to other lines at the transfer stations to complete their trips home.

The transit authority also says it will put extra trains in service at the end of the games.

If you're planning to park at either Morgan Boulevard or Largo Town Center, the next closest station, you will have to pay $25 with a SmarTrip card at the exit. Paid parking at the two stations goes into effect three hours before kickoff and continues two hours after the game ends.

By Robert Thomson  |  December 16, 2009; 9:43 AM ET
Categories:  Events , Metro , transit  | Tags: Dr. Gridlock, FedEx Field, Metrorail  
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Since Metro is so far in the whole, how about doubling fares or charging the Redskins for special services.

Posted by: member5 | December 17, 2009 4:37 PM | Report abuse

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