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Metro: ‘Rightsizing’ begins June 25; higher fares, fewer bus routes, less frequent trains

Metro announced Friday that changes in fares, hours, and schedules will begin on June 25, including increased fares for Metrorail and Metrobus, less frequent rush-hour trains, and discontinued bus routes. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Metro announced Friday that changes in fares, hours, and schedules will begin on June 25, including increased fares for Metrorail and Metrobus, less frequent rush-hour trains, and discontinued bus routes.

Metro calls it “an effort to rightsize service,” designed to close a budget gap and allow more time for preventive maintenance, according to the announcement. The changes were approved by the Metro board of directors earlier this year.

Most fares on Metrorail and Metrobus will increase 10-25 cents. During rush hours, trains will arrive slightly less frequently.

Reduced Metrorail hours will allow for eight more hours of maintenance, according to Metro.

For more information about the changes to fares, service and hours of operation that take effect on June 25, visit wmata.com/changes.

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