WASHINGTON – Metro’s General Manager Paul Wiedefeld and D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser said Thursday Exelon will fund the extra hour of service so riders will be able to enter select stations after 11 p.m.
“Tonight, the District of Columbia will host a Nationals’ NLDS championship game and an exciting opening of The Wharf,” said Bowser. “We want everyone attending these events to enjoy their experience and have a safe ride home at the end of the night. Go Nats and enjoy the Wharf!”
“Our commitment to the D.C. community extends beyond powering our customers’ homes and businesses," said Exelon CEO Chris Crane said. "We want to make sure they can enjoy these landmark events in D.C. and have options for getting home safely and efficiently, and we are pleased to partner with Mayor Bowser to make this happen.”
Metro officials said in a news release the following stations will be “entry only:” Navy Yard-Ballpark, Waterfront, L’Enfant Plaza and Capitol South stations.
Metro officials said in the release fans attending the Nationals/Cubs game at Nationals Park and people attending the grand opening of The Wharf development in Southwest D.C. and will be able to enter nearby stations on the Green Line, which will be “entry only,” and riders will be able to exit the remaining stations but not enter them.
Metro officials said riders’ last chance to board the Green Line train at Navy Yard-Ballpark and head toward Greenbelt is 12:22 a.m. The last Green Line train to depart Branch Avenue will depart Navy Yard-Ballpark Station at 12:48 a.m.
Metro spokesperson Dan Stessel confirmed the additional cost for keeping stations open is $100,000.
The following stations will be “entry only:” Navy Yard-Ballpark, Waterfront, L’Enfant Plaza and Capitol South stations.