WASHINGTON - Metro trains will be running for an extra hour on Thursday night to accommodate Washington Capitals fans watching Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final in the area of Capital One Arena as the team is one win away from winning the title.
Metro announced Monumental Sports and Entertainment, the company that owns and operates the Capitals, will cover the $100,000 cost to keep the transit system open an additional hour past its usual weekday closing time.
"We are grateful that Monumental has stepped in to support the Caps, Metro and - most importantly - the fans," said Metro General Manager Paul Wiedefeld. "I'm proud to say we're in full 'ALL CAPS' mode at Metro, ready to do our part to provide great service before and after the game."
Metro said Capitals fans can enter the system at three stations:
- Gallery Place
- Metro Center (11th & G street entrance only)
- Judiciary Square (F Street entrance only)
All of the other stations will be "exit only," Metro said.
The last trains from Gallery Place-Chinatown will depart at:
- Red Line to Glenmont 12:38 a.m.; Shady Grove 12:32 a.m.
- Green Line to Branch Ave 12:28 a.m.; Greenbelt 12:48 a.m.
- Yellow Line to Huntington 12:19 a.m.
The last trains from Metro Center will depart at:
- Orange Line to New Carrollton 12:16 a.m.; Vienna 12:40 a.m.
- Blue Line to Franconia-Springfield 12:28 a.m.; Largo Town Center 12:27 a.m.
- Silver Line to Wiehle-Reston East 12:21 a.m.
In addition, Mayor Muriel Bowser also announced that the DC Circulator will run for free on all routes on Thursday starting at 6 p.m. for Capitals fans seeking to get to Capital One Arena. The free rides will continue after the game ends and through the close of service.