Metro to open early, add additional trains for Women's March on Washington
WASHINGTON (ABC7) —
Metro announced on Wednesday that they will open at 5 a.m. Saturday, which is two hours earlier than they normally open, for the Women's March on Washington.
They will also be adding up to two dozen additional trains and running on an "enhanced Saturday schedule." There will not be any track work on any of Metro's lines.
Metro reports, there will be service every 5 to 6 minutes at all Metro stations in downtown Washington.
To accommodate the march even further, Metro will also be adding more than a dozen trains to the Red and Orange Lines - two lines that are anticipated to be highly impacted by the march.
Furthermore, Metro confirmed in a press release that they will be adding trains "between Franconia-Springfield and Greenbelt, running on the 'Rush Plus' route via the Yellow Line Bridge from approximately 6 to 10 a.m. and 1 to 5 p.m."
"This is another example of how vital Metro is for the region and of our unique role in transporting people from across the country to national events in our capital city," WMATA Chair Jack Evans stated in the press release. "Metro heard from lots of customers about the need for additional service this weekend and worked quickly to respond."