Metro running well after crowding reports
Update, 10:23 p.m.:
The Metro seems to be running smoothly after the Nationals' victory tonight, after initial reports of crowding.
Two surges of baseball fans from the Nationals Park tonight appeared to challenge the capacity of the Metro station at the ballpark to accommodate them.
When rookie pitcher Stephen Strasburg left the game, many patrons left the stadium, and one said a huge crowd had developed on the platform at the nearby Green Line station.
Later when the game ended, a huge surge of fans headed for the stadium entrance, and a patron reported platform crowding.
Metro spokesman Steven Taubenkibel said that as soon as Strasburg left, Metro began moving extra trains to the Navy Yard station. He said that when the game ended, the size of the crowd was expected to prompt officials to restrict station access to prevent platform overcrowding. Metro had warned that waits of as much as 30 minutes were possible, he said.
-- Martin Weil
| June 8, 2010; 9:47 PM ET
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