This Monday, January 21, Metro is planning an increased level of service to accommodate the high ridership for Inauguration events. In order to do this, Metro is making a few adjustments to their normally scheduled service. Here is a list of changes that apply to Metro on Monday, Inauguration Day:
* Metrorail will open at 4 a.m. and close at 2 a.m.
Rush hour service will operate from 4 a.m. until 9 p.m. with peak fares in effect during that time. After 9 p.m., off-peak fares will be in effect.
The "Rush+" service pattern will not be in effect, and Yellow Line trains will operate only between Huntington and Gallery Place, due to an event at the Convention Center. View Metro service map for Inauguration Day.
Three Metrorail stations will be closed on Inauguration Day: Smithsonian, Archives and Mt. Vernon Square.
The four Metrorail stations closest to the Capitol should only be used by those with Inauguration tickets. They are: Union Station, Judiciary Square, Capitol South and Federal Center SW.
At Metro-operated parking garages and lots, standard weekday parking rates will be charged upon exit from the facility. The fee can be paid with value on a SmarTrip card or major credit card.
* Metrobus service will operate a regular weekday schedule, with an early PM rush hour for the benefit of Inauguration attendees heading home after the ceremony and parade.
Several dozen Metrobus routes will be shortened due to road closures near the National Mall. Those customers traveling beyond the National Mall should use Metrorail to complete their trip.
Additional details, as well as important links (walking maps and a visitor’s kit), are listed in Metro’s Inauguration website: wmata.com/inauguration. Customers should also check Metro’s Inauguration Day map.