Metro peak fares charged for extra hour Monday

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Commuters in the D.C. area apparently lost more than an hour of sleep Sunday with the onset of Daylight Saving Time. According to the Washington Post, they also lost some money.

The Post reports that because of the time switch, Metro riders were charged for an extra hour of peak fares Monday morning.

Peak fares during the morning rush usually expire at 9:30 a.m., then begin again at 3 p.m. for the afternoon commute. However, on Monday, peak fares didn't end until 10:30 a.m. Monday.

Frustrations about the fare snafu were exacerbated by major delays on the Blue and Yellow Lines when fluid began to leak on the tracks near the Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport station.

Metro spokesperson Caroline Lukas told the Post that riders who were charged extra would have the fare refunded to their SmarTrip cards.