Metro Planning for Thanksgiving Travel

Additional buses available for transportation to area airports.

By Matt Fitzpatrick
|  Tuesday, Nov 22, 2011  |  Updated 12:36 PM EDT
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Metro Planning for Thanksgiving Travel

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Traveling this week for Thanksgiving?  Metro says it has made preparations for the increase in riders.

There will be additional buses available for travel to both Dulles and BWI airports.

However on Thursday, the Metrorail will only be open from 7 a.m. until midnight.  Parking will be free at all stations, says Metro.

Metro says it will be holding off on major track work during the Thanksgiving holiday period.

Full travel information provided by Metro:

Traveling to/from Washington Union Station (Amtrak, VRE, MARC and Intercity Bus services)

Union Station is served by Metrorail's Red Line.

Traveling to/from Reagan National Airport

Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport is served by Metrorail's Blue and Yellow lines.

Traveling to/from Washington Dulles International Airport

Travelers have two options to reach Washington Dulles International Airport:
•    Take the 5A Metrobus from L’Enfant Plaza or Rosslyn Metrorail stations. The 5A provides direct service to the airport for $6. To accommodate higher ridership, Metro will operate additional 5A buses on Tuesday, Nov. 22, Wednesday, Nov. 23, and Sunday, Nov. 27. View timetable
•    Take Metro’s Orange Line to West Falls Church and then take the Washington Flyer bus to the airport.

Traveling to/from Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport

Travelers can reach the Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport the airport by riding Metro’s Green Line to the Greenbelt Metrorail station and transferring to the B30 Metrobus, which provides direct service from the train station to the airport for $6. Metro will monitor ridership and place additional buses into service as needed.  View timetable
Thanksgiving Day, November 24: On Thanksgiving Day, Metrorail will operate on a Sunday schedule, opening at 7 a.m. and closing at midnight. Parking will be free at all Metrorail station parking facilities.

Friday, November 25: The Metrorail system will run on a regular weekday schedule from 5 a.m. to 3 a.m. Normal fares will be charged and regular weekday parking rates will apply.

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