Metrorail 15-minute grace period implemented

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WASHINGTON, DC – Starting July 1, Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority will implement a grace period for customers that enter and exit the same rail station in 15 minutes or less.

Here’s how the new system will work:

  • Customers that tap in and out of the same station within 15 minutes, and do not use a rail pass, will receive a trip credit in the amount of fare they were charged.
  • Customers who pay their fare with stored value will receive a credit to their SmarTrip® card within 72 hours of their grace period transaction.
  •  Customers who pay their fare with SmartBenefits® will see a credit for the entire prior month on the first of each month.

For more information visit the Metro website.