Late Night Metro Service, Free Rideshares for New Year’s Eve

You'll need special codes to redeem discounted rides on Lyft and Uber

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With rideshare freebie offerings and late night Metro service, you can get home safely after toasting to the New Year.

Metro

Metro says trains will run until 2 a.m. on Jan. 1, 2019 to provide a safe alternative for riders who are ringing in the new year. Metrorail stations normally close at 11:30 p.m. on weekdays.

Off-peak fares will be in effect and no track work is expected, Metro said.

“We are pleased to provide special late-night service to give those celebrating New Year's Eve a safe way home,” Metro General Manager and Chief Executive Officer Paul J. Wiedefeld said in a release.

Final train times can vary by station so Metro is encouraging customers to check their station’s website and add two and a half hours to the normal last train time, according to WMATA.

On New Year’s Day, the trains will be operating on a Sunday/holiday schedule with the Metrorail to open at 8 a.m. and close at 11 p.m.

D.C. Streetcar

The streetcar that runs along H Street will stay open until 2 a.m.

SoberRide and Lyft

With freebie offerings and late night Metro service, you can get home safely after toasting to the New Year.

Enter a code for a $15 Lyft credit that's valid through New Year's Eve until 4 a.m. on Jan. 1. Visit the Washington Regional Alcohol Program website's SoberRide page at 12 p.m. on Dec. 31 for the latest code. Limited quantities available.

Uber and Scrofano Law PC Surge Stopper

DUI and criminal defense law firm Scrofano Law partnered with Uber to ease the pain of sky-high surge pricing on New Year's Eve. The law firm is giving $10 off rides that begin within 5 miles of Logan Circle. The promotion runs from midnight on New Year's until 4 a.m. on Jan. 1.

Through the Uber app, you can go under the payment tab to enter this code: e69n2da.

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