Metro Service Extended Until 1 A.M. For Caps Fans

It's the first time Metro has ever extended hours for an away game

Thousands of fans celebrating the Capitals Stanley Cup victory have a little more time to hop on the Metro.

Metro announced about 12:30 a.m. Friday it would extend service until 1 a.m. as a massive crowd of fans remains near the Capital One Arena.

Although the game was in Las Vegas, Monumental Sports partnered with Metro to keep trains running an extra hour after the game. Metro said Wednesday the agreement is the first time the Metrorail system has ever extended hours for an away game.

Pat Collins has arrived in Las Vegas for Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final.

After Metro's regular closing time, Caps fans can enter the system at three stations: Gallery Place, Metro Center (11th & G street entrance only) or Judiciary Square (F Street entrance only). All other stations will be "exit only."

Thursday's last trains from Gallery Place-Chinatown are now scheduled to depart at:

  • Red Line to Glenmont 12:38 a.m.; Shady Grove 12:32 a.m. 
  • Green Line to Branch Ave 12:28 a.m.; Greenbelt 12:48 a.m. 
  • Yellow Line to Huntington 12:19 a.m. 
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The last trains from Metro Center will depart at:

  • Orange Line to New Carrollton 12:16 a.m.; Vienna 12:40 a.m. 
  • Blue Line to Franconia-Springfield 12:28 a.m.; Largo Town Center 12:27 a.m. 
  • Silver Line to Wiehle-Reston East 12:21 a.m.

In the event of overtime, Metro will provide any updates regarding last train times through arena announcements, on Twitter (@wmata and @metrorailinfo) and via MetroAlerts email and text messages. To sign up for MetroAlerts, visit

The Washington Capitals will play for a Stanley Cup championship Thursday night for the first time in 43 NHL seasons. Alex Ovechkin is one win away from carving his name into history at the peak of his incredible hockey career.
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