Metro: July 4th Service

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – With plenty of July 4th festivities across the DMV, Metro is a convenient travelling option to surpass the holiday traffic.

Here’s what you need to know about Metro service on Wednesday, July 4.


  • Metrorail will open at 7 a.m. and close at 11:30 p.m.
    Note: Last train time vary by station. Visit for specific times.
  • Trains will run every 12 minutes on each line until about 6 p.m. gradually ramping up to near rush-hour service levels thereafter.
  • There is no scheduled track work
  • Yellow Line: Beginning at approximately 6:00 p.m. trains will operate between Huntington and Mt. Vernon Square only. Passengers traveling to/from stations north of Mt. Vernon Square should use a Green Line train to complete their trip.
  • Due to large crowds, bicycles and large coolers are not permitted.

Parking: Free at all Metro-operated facilities.

Fares: Off-Peak fares will be in effect all day.

Metrobus: Saturday schedule. Expect detours around the National Mall.

MetroAccess: Regular service hours. Subscription trips are cancelled. Please ensure all July 4 reservations are booked before 4:30 p.m. on July 3.

Customer Service: Open 7 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. by calling 202 637-7000; Lost & Found will be closed.

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