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WMATA Extends Operating Hours for Metrorail and Metro Bus Service

The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) recently implemented expanded hours for its Metrorail and Metro bus services. WMATA, a partner with the Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT), is now operating Metrorail until midnight seven days a week (an hour later than previous service) and has increased late-night Metro bus service to 2 a.m. on 36 routes.

Metro has announced that additional service improvements will follow in September. More information can be found at

MCDOT is reminding residents of two major Metro projects to improve safety that will impact riders of the Red Line. One project will close the Metrorail stations at Shady Grove and Rockville from September through December. For more information on these service disruptions, click here.

Metro’s expansion of hours coincides with MCDOTs increasing its Ride On bus service and returning Flex on-demand service. Flex operates in defined zones in the Rockville and Glenmont/Wheaton areas. More information on Flex can be found here.