Metro Unveils Free Bus Service for Pass Holders, Additional Red and Yellow Line Service

The transit system said free Metrobus service will now be included in all Metrorail passes and it will lower the price of four of those passes

The D.C. Metro system is rolling out new passes to include free bus service and increasing service at some Red and Yellow Line stations starting Monday.

The transit system said free Metrobus service will now be included in all Metrorail passes and it will lower the price of four of those passes: the 7-Day Unlimited, the 7-Day Short Trip, the 7-Day Regional Bus and the 1-Day Unlimited Pass.

WMATA will also now provide a 3-Day Unlimited Pass.

Additionally, Red Line trains will now run from Glenmont to Shady Grove, the ends of the line in Montgomery County, Maryland, instead of turning some trains back at Silver Spring. Previously, some Red Line trains from Shady Grove would turn back to the District when they reached Silver Spring.

And on the Yellow Line, trains are already running to Greenbelt in Prince George's County, which the system says is "doubling rush hour service at nine stations north of Mt. Vernon Square."

Yellow Line trains used to turn back at Mt. Vernon Square during rush hour and would end service at Fort Totten station.

“Metro is delivering better, more reliable service today thanks to the hard work and dedication of our employees and support of our riders,” Metro General Manager/CEO Paul J. Wiedefeld said in a statement. “Now it’s time to do more – more affordable rail and bus passes and more service – that will attract new riders and benefit current customers.”

You can read more about Metro's passes here.

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