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Metro To Stay Open Late For New Year's Eve

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Track work will be minor, affecting only a section of the Green Line.
Track work will be minor, affecting only a section of the Green Line.

Metro is again suspending most weekend track work during the holiday period. 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.

Not only that, but the system stayed open an extra hour Sunday night for the Washington Redskins' primetime matchup with the Dallas Cowboys. 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.

Meanwhile, 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 says for anyone traveling to the Greenbelt station, it could take 10 minutes longer than it normally does.

On New Year's Day Tuesday, the system will operate on a Sunday schedule.


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