Metro Hopes Busy Thursday Will Break Ridership Records

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    Metro trains and buses are packed because of three big events playing out in the district. News4's Transportation Reporter Adam Tuss has the latest on what Metro is doing to help relieve some of the congestion. (Published Thursday, Apr 10, 2014)

    Metro is hoping a day filled with cherry blossoms, baseball and a pop concert will break records for the agency.

    Cherry blossoms at the Tidal Basin are at peak bloom, bringing thousands of tourists to the National Mall. The Washington Nationals faced off against the Florida Marlins in Southwest D.C. Thursday afternoon, and thousands of fans rushed to Verizon Center for the Miley Cyrus concert.

    Metro workers have been placed inside and outside of stations to help out-of-towners navigate the system. They're hoping a busy spring day will bring more than 830,000 riders through the system, enough to break into the top 10 days of highest Metrorail ridership. 

    Metro officials told News4 Thursday afternoon they're on track for approximately 780,000 riders for the day, but that can easily change!