Metro will continue running for late-night Nationals playoff games

The Metro will operate for an additional hour during Nationals’ playoff games to help riders enjoy the game and get home. Hatchet File Photo

Washington Nationals fans won’t have to leave post-season games early this year to catch a Metro ride home.

The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority announced Monday that it will extend late-night service from the Navy Yard-Ballpark station from Sunday to Thursday to accommodate fans heading to the Nationals’ upcoming five-game series, which starts Friday.

If games during the series run past 10:30 p.m., Metro will add an additional hour of service for the Navy Yard-Ballpark station until 12:20 a.m. Metro riders will be notified through stadium announcements and via Twitter (@wmata).

The Metro will operate on its regular weekend schedule on Friday and Saturday, staying open until 3 a.m.

Riders will be able to exit any Metro station during the extended hours, but only the Navy Yard-Ballpark station will be open to the public during the extended weekday hours.

The Metro service partnered with American University to cover the cost to keep trains running later.

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