Monday, August 22, 2011

Metro plans for Martin Luther King Memorial opening

August 28th will be a big day around the district with the official opening of the Martin Luther King Memorial.  It will, of course, affect all Metro travel.

Metro, to their credit, is preparing.  They are opening two hours early at 5:00 a.m., operating more frequent service, and adding cars to all lines.  They are also suspending track work.

“To provide additional capacity, we are suspending all track work over the Dedication weekend,” Richard Sarles, Metro General Manager and Chief Executive Officer said. “Considering the massive rebuilding effort that's underway, this is a significant statement about our support for this important event.”

They will be offering free parking at all stations - if you live outside of D.C. and metro into Penn Quarter be advised that the parking lots may fill up very quickly.

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