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Metro opening early for Marine Corps Marathon

WASHINGTON — Marine Corps Marathon runners and spectators will be able to hop on Metrorail early Sunday, Oct. 28.

The subway will open at 6 a.m. in anticipation of the large crowds expected for the 43rd annual Marine Corps Marathon. Normally, Metro opens at 8 a.m.

Extra Blue Line and Yellow Line trains will run. The extra trains will run from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. from Huntington to Mount Vernon on the Yellow Line and from Franconia-Springfield to Stadium-Armory on the Blue Line. Extra trains also will run from 11:15 a.m. until 4:15 p.m.

Here are a couple of things to consider the day of the marathon:

  • Make sure your SmarTrip card is loaded ahead of time.
  • The closest station is Pentagon Station. It will be exit-only until 8:30 a.m.
  • To avoid crowding at Pentagon Station, Metro suggests using Pentagon City Station.
  • Arlington Cemetery Station is closed until about 8:30 a.m.
  • The closest stations for the start of the MCM 10K on the National Mall are Archives and L’Enfant Plaza.


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