Metro Closed an Hour Earlier Than Promised as DST Ended

Metro said it would offer an extra hour of service overnight Saturday -- but they closed at the regular time anyway, the transit agency confirms.

Monday, Nov 5, 2012  |  Updated 3:49 PM EDT
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Metro Apologizes for Accidental Early Closure

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Metro said it would offer an extra hour of service as Daylight Saving Time ended -- but they closed at the regular time anyway, the transit agency confirms.

Daying Saving ended Sunday at 2 a.m., which meant clocks turned back to 1 a.m. To accommodate the extra hour, Metro said it would remain open until 3 a.m. EST.

That didn't happen, as several tweets and comments on the blog Unsuck D.C. Metro noted.

"[T]hey told us trains would run the extra hour last night, last train was prior to 2am, stranding tons of people on U st," tweeted Jennie Conroy (@DrJLCPhD).

"Add me to the list of one of those stranded. Ended up with a hefty cab fare back to VA," an anonymous commenter posted.

WMATA tweeted an apology Monday afternoon:

We made a mistake in our closing time Saturday night & we apologize to our customers for any inconvenience.
The system closed at 3 a.m. EDT when it should have closed at 3 a.m. EST. Our deepest apologies to customers.

Metro didn't comment on the reason for the early closure.

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