No more late night metro service? Ever?

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Metro is currently starting a process to make late night service suspensions permanent.

Late-night weekend Metro service has been temporarily halted during the SafeTrack program, with Metro now closing at midnight on Friday and Saturday in order to facilitate repair and maintenance work. Metro General Manager Paul J. Wiedefeld recently began the formal process to make that change permanent. In the Washington Region, Metro rail and bicycling have a shared history in expanding transportation choice. Going backwards shouldn’t be an option.

Metro is asking members of the public to share their opinion in the following ways:

  • In person on Thurs. Oct. 20: Attend an open house (anytime between noon and 9:00 p.m.) and a public hearing (anytime between 12:30 and 10:00 p.m.) at Metro Headquarters, 600 5th St NW, Washington DC;
  • Take Metro’s online survey;
  • Email comments to:;
  • Provide feedback to staff in person at various Metrorail stations. [Click here for a list of dates, stations and times.]

The public comment period on the proposal to permanently end late-night service closes 5:00 p.m. on Oct. 25.

Public feedback will be provided to Metro’s Board of Directors this December as part of the final decision process.