Metro offers additional service for Capitals parade

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Metrorail is running additional service on Tuesday for the Capitals victory parade.

To accommodate the thousands of fans expected to attend the event, Metrorail will operate rush-hour service levels throughout the day.

The rail system will open at 5 a.m. with regular morning rush hour service. However, instead of scaling back during the midday hours, Metro will continue operating trains at those same rush-hour frequencies throughout the day and into the evening commute. Trains will depart end-of-line stations every 8 minutes, with service as frequent as every 2 to 4 minutes at downtown stations served by multiple lines.

The busiest stations are expected to be Archives, Arlington Cemetery, Foggy Bottom, Federal Triangle, Metro Center, Federal Center SW, L’Enfant Plaza, Smithsonian, Archives, Union Station and Gallery Place. Metro recommends selecting a station near the parade route on the same line as where you start your trip.

Metro is advising attendees to ensure that your SmarTrip card is loaded with enough fare value to cover your entire roundtrip. You can check your balance or load additional value online at