Metro GM/CEO Paul J. Wiedefeld today announced that the Metrorail system will open two hours early — at 5 a.m. — this Saturday and add up to two dozen additional trains to accommodate those attending the Women’s March on Washington.
Metrorail service will run on an “enhanced Saturday schedule” with no track work on any line. Under the schedule, trains will depart stations at the end of each line every 12 minutes, resulting in service every 4 to 6 minutes at all stations in Downtown DC.
For additional capacity on Saturday, Metro plans to add more than a dozen trains on the Red and Orange lines to accommodate expected high ridership traveling to the march. In addition, Metro will add 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.
For details and more Inauguration-related news, please see the news release: