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Uber to sponsor late-night Metro service Monday for Game 6

Tampa Bay Lightning right wing Ryan Callahan (24) and left wing Chris Kunitz (14) defend against Washington Capitals right wing Tom Wilson (43) during the third period of Game 5 of the NHL hockey Eastern Conference finals Saturday, May 19, 2018, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Jason Behnken)

WASHINGTON — Metrorail is to remain open for an additional hour Monday night for fans attending the Capitals v. Lightning game at Capital One Arena, WTOP has learned.

The cost to keep open the 234-mile, 91-station Metrorail system for an additional hour is $100,000 and is being funded by Uber, Metro told WTOP.

“Planes, trains, and automobiles — it’s going to take it all to get the Caps a win on Monday and then back to Tampa to close out the series,” said Mayor Muriel Bowser in a prepared statement. “The more fans we have out the better, and the more transportation options the better. Thank you, Uber, for helping move our city and this series forward.”

“Metro is the backbone of the region’s transportation system, and everybody wins when people have alternatives to driving themselves to and from events downtown,” said Michael Black, Uber’s General Manager for D.C. in a news release. “We’re honored to work with Mayor Bowser and WMATA to help make sure that Caps fans can use Metro to get home safely from Monday’s game and leave their cars at home.”

“We appreciate Uber’s support for the Caps and their fans,” said D.C. Councilmember and WMATA Board Chair Jack Evans in a prepared statement. “They, like our other sponsors during the playoffs, have made it possible to provide extended Metro service without diverting resources from the regular bus and rail services on which our residents depend.”

After Metro’s regular closing time, Caps fans will be able to  enter the system at three stations: Gallery Place, Metro Center (11th & G street entrance only) or Judiciary Square (F Street entrance only). All other stations will be “exit only.”

Monday’s last trains from Gallery Place-Chinatown will depart at:

  • Red Line to Glenmont 12:38 a.m.
  • Green Line to Branch Ave 12:28 a.m.
  • Yellow Line to Huntington 12:19 a.m.

Monday’s last Blue, Orange and Silver Line trains from Metro Center will depart at:

  • Blue Line to Franconia-Springfield 12:28 a.m.; to Largo Town Center 12:27 a.m.
  • Orange Line to New Carrollton 12:20 a.m.; to Vienna 12:36 a.m.
  • Silver Line to Largo Town Center 12:27 a.m.; to Wiehle-Reston East 12:21 a.m.


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