Metro Service Information for Independence Day July 3-4

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Via WMATA, Metro is the fastest, most convenient way to get to July 4 holiday weekend festivities on the National Mall or any of the other great events around the National Capital Region.  Here is an overview of rail and bus service on the holiday, as well as some important travel tips for riders:

HOURS & SERVICE

Friday, July 3 (Holiday observed)

  • Metrorail: Open 7 a.m. until 3 a.m.  Trains will run on a Saturday schedule.
  • Parking: Free at all Metro-operated facilities.
  • Fares: Off-Peak fares will be in effect all day.
  • Metrobus: Saturday supplemental schedule.
  • 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: Will be closed.

Saturday, July 4

  • Metrorail: Open 7 a.m. until 3 a.m.  Trains will run on a Saturday schedule until about 2 p.m., and then gradually ramp up to near rush-hour service levels before and after the fireworks. Due to large crowds, bicycles and large coolers are not permitted. Silver Line trains will operate between Wiehle-Reston East and Stadium-Armory for the entire service day. Passengers traveling to/from stations east of Stadium-Armory will need to use a Blue Line train to complete their trip.
  • Parking:  Free at all Metro-operated facilities.
  • Fares: Off-Peak fares will be in effect EXCEPT 12:01 a.m. through closing Sunday at 3 a.m.
  • IMPORTANT NOTE FOR RIDERS TRAVELING TO FOO FIGHTERS CONCERT AT RFK STADIUM: This event is scheduled to end around midnight. At midnight, PEAK fares go into effect as scheduled (standard Metrorail fare policy). Please be sure you load enough value on your SmarTrip or farecard in advance to complete your entire trip. Expect long lines at fare machines at Stadium-Armory.
  • 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 8:30 p.m. by calling 202 637-7000; Lost & Found will be closed.

For more information on getting around this Independence Day, visit this link.

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