WASHINGTON - While the Washington Capitals face off against the Golden Knights for Game 2 of the Stanley Cup finals in Las Vegas, fans are anxiously awaiting for the Caps to play on home turf.
On Wednesday, Metro announced Xfinity will be sponsoring Metrorail rides for fans from Monday night's game of the Washington Capitals against Golden Knights.
The first game of the series will take place on Saturday, but trains will be running until 1 a.m. on that night and will not require extra financial support. However, Metro says it is clearing some previously scheduled track work to run trains more frequently that night to cover the increase in riders.
“D.C. is ready for the Capitals to bring the Stanley Cup Finals home to the #SportsCapital. And thanks to Comcast, fans in and around the Capital One Arena will be able to take Metro home after the Caps win Game 4 on Monday night,” said Mayor Muriel Bowser in a statement released Wednesday.
The train will depart Union Station one hour after the completion of the games on both Saturday and Monday nights. The trains will not operate north of Baltimore, MTA says.
The puck drops at Capital One Arena at 8:00 p.m. for Game 3 Saturday, and Game 4 Monday.
During the Stanley Cup playoffs against the Tampa Bay lighting, Game 4 Metro service was funded by Downtown DC Business Improvement District and the government of Qatar and Uber picked up the tab for Game 6.
With support from Xfinity, Metro trains will run a full hour beyond the regular 11:30 p.m. closing time.
The last trains from Gallery Place-Chinatown are now scheduled to depart at:
Red Line in the direction of Glenmont 12:38 a.m.; Shady Grove 12:32 a.m.
Green Line in the direction of Branch Ave 12:28 a.m.; Greenbelt 12:48 a.m.
Yellow Line in the direction of Huntington 12:19 a.m.
The last trains from Metro Center will depart at:
Blue Line in the direction of Franconia-Springfield 12:28 a.m.; Largo Town Center 12:27 a.m.
Orange Line in the direction of New Carrollton 12:20 a.m.; Vienna 12:36 a.m.
Silver Line in the direction of Largo Town Center 12:27 a.m.; Wiehle-Reston East 12:21 a.m.
Metro says in the event that the game goes into overtime, they will provide any updates regarding last train times through arena announcements.Service updates and alerts can be found on Twitter (@wmata and @metrorailinfo) and via MetroAlerts email and text messages.