WMATA has announced extended hours, less frequent service for Metrorail this holiday season. Metro will stay open from 7 a.m. to 3 a.m. on Christmas Eve (Friday, Dec. 24); Christmas Day (Saturday, Dec. 25); New Year’s Eve (Friday, Dec. 31); and New Year’s Day (Saturday, Jan. 1) with a Sunday schedule slated each day, meaning less frequent trains.
If your business plans on remaining open until 3 a.m. or later, please advise your patrons and employees of safe, available methods to getting home.
Metrobus will operate on a Sunday schedule from Dec. 24 to 26, and Dec. 31 to Jan. 2, 2011, and a modified weekday schedule from Dec. 27 to 30.

According to WMATA, last year about 64,000 people rode the Metrorail system, compared to an average Saturday weekday ridership of 350,000. New Year’s Day ridership also is traditionally light. Last year only about 167,000 people rode the Metrorail system on Jan. 1.

Additionally, the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) is advising bus passengers that the DC Circulator will not be in service on Saturday, December 25 in observance of the Christmas holiday. Service will resume on all Circulator routes on Sunday, December 26.
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