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Metro Extends Service on Inaugural Eve Until 2 a.m.

Metro announced today that it will stay open two hours later Monday night to meet demand, running service until 2 a.m. on Tuesday morning. (The normal closing time would have been midnight.)

Trains will run during inaugural week on the following schedule:

Saturday, Jan. 17 -- 7 a.m. until 3 a.m.
Sunday, Jan. 18 -- 7 a.m. until midnight
Monday, Jan. 19 -- 5 a.m. until 2 a.m.
Tuesday, Jan. 20 -- 4 a.m. until 2 a.m. (rush hour service from 4 a.m. until 9 p.m.)

The Hotel Association of Metropolitan Washington has agreed to help pay for the extra service on Monday, Metro officials said. The Hotel Association of Washington, DC, will provide financial support
for the late closing on Monday night to accommodate those attending
Inaugural festivities and the workers who support the events. Automobiles will not be permitted to enter Metro parking lots after 11 p.m. on Monday. People who park between 2 a.m. and 3:30 a.m. on Tuesday risk being ticketed and towed. Metro’s parking lots will reopen at 3:30 a.m. on Tuesday.

By David A Nakamura  |  January 13, 2009; 4:55 PM ET  | Category:  Transportation
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