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Metro Hours Extended And Track Work Limited

The Metro will stay open late on Sunday night for the Redskins game and on New Year's Eve.
The Metro will stay open late on Sunday night for the Redskins game and on New Year's Eve.

Metro will continue to suspend most weekend track work during the holiday, and the system will stay open an extra hour Sunday night for the Washington Redskins' prime time matchup with the Dallas Cowboys.

The game will determine which team wins the NFC East and earns an automatic playoff berth. Earlier this week, kickoff was moved to 8:20 p.m. and Metro says it will be staying open an additional hour to help fans get home after the game. The last Blue Line train to Franconia-Springfield will leave the Morgan Boulevard Station at 12:25 a.m. Passengers will be able to transfer to other lines and while entrances to all other stations will close at the normal time. Passengers will be able to exit where they need to. The last train to Largo Town Center will leave Morgan Boulevard at 1:33 a.m.

The only scheduled track work this weekend is at the northern end of the Green Line, with trains sharing a single track between College Park and Greenbelt. Metro officials say for anyone traveling to the Greenbelt Station, it could take 10 minutes longer than normal.

For New Year's Eve on Monday, Metro rail and Metrobus will be running on a normal weekday schedule but will be staying open two hours longer than usual to help revelers get home safely. On New Year's Day Tuesday, the system will operate on a Sunday schedule.

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