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Metro Stations on Blue Line Open Later for Redskins Pre-Season Game

By Potomac Local August 5, 2014 10:45 am

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Metro's “Rush Plus” service allows riders on Blue line trains from the Franconia-Springfield station the option of boarding a train that will take them across the Yellow line bridge crossing the Potomac River.

Metro's “Rush Plus” service allows riders on Blue line trains from the Franconia-Springfield station the option of boarding a train that will take them across the Yellow line bridge crossing the Potomac River.

The Washington Redskins will take on the New England Patriots on Thursday at FedEx Field in Maryland.

The pre-season game will undoubtedly draw fans from across the region, and those fans will be able to take Metro to and from the game. The public transit service says trains on the Blue line that serves the Franconia-Springfield Metro stop, will run an hour longer Thursday night.

Here’s the latest information in a press release from WMATA:

Metrorail will stay open an additional hour following the Redskins preseason game on Thursday, Aug. 7 at FedEx Field. Riders traveling during the additional hour should enter the system at Morgan Boulevard or Largo Town Center stations no later than 12:20 a.m. to ensure that they make the last Blue or Silver Line trains in the direction of Franconia-Springfield or Wiehle-Reston East, respectively. 

Station entrances at all other Metro stations will close at their normal times, but riders will be able to exit at all stations during the additional hour of service.

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