A deal to extend Metro service by one hour Thursday night, in conjunction with the late start to the Washington Capitals‘ playoff game, has fallen through.
Metro Board Chairman Jack Evans, a D.C. Council member from Ward 2, called the deal off as a result. There is no other plan currently in place to extend Metro service from its usual weeknight closing time of 11:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.
Metro operated later on Tuesday to accommodate fans leaving the Capitals‘ Game 3 at Capital One Arena. Exelon and Pepco combined to pay the $100,000 fee. Mr. Evans previously told The Washington Times Monday that a similar deal was in the works for Thursday evening’s Game 4, but that appears to be the deal with Qatar that has fallen through.
Game 4 between the Washington Capitals and the Tampa Bay Lightning will begin at 8 p.m. Thursday. Fans wishing to use public transit should still be able to catch the Metro home if the game doesn’t go to overtime.
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