WASHINGTON - Metro has announced that trains will stay open an hour later Tuesday to help Washington Capitals fans get home after the game.
The cost of the extended service is $100,000 and is being funded by Exelon, the parent company of Pepco.
"We are pleased to provide rail service so all of the fans can support the Caps in the playoffs," said Metro General Manage Paul Wiedefeld in a statement. "Thanks to Exelon, we can offer a train ride home when the game ends, even if that means overtime."
After Metro's regular closing time Wiedefeld said all stations will remain open for entry and exit to ensure fans using Metro will be able to get home at the conclusion of the game.
"We know how important it is when the hometown team advances in the playoffs, and we want to make sure our customers can be there for every play and get home safely-and emissions free-by powering the Metro's extended hours Tuesday night," said Exelon President and CEO Chris Crane. "We believe that helping our customers be there to cheer on the Capitals is its own kind of power play, and we are pleased to partner with Metro and the Mayor and to make it happen."
With the additional hour of service, the last Red and Green Line trains from Gallery Place-Chinatown are 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 Blue, Orange and Silver Line 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.