D.C. Mayor: Game 4 Metro deal with Qatar back on

Chris Lingebach
May 17, 2018 - 2:02 pm
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A deal between the nation of Qatar to keep Metro open late Thursday evening, for Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Final between the Capitals and Lightning, is back on, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser announced Thursday afternoon.

Metro extended late-night service for Game 3 Tuesday after a $100,000 contribution from Exelon, the parent company of Pepco. It was later reported that Qatar had stepped forward with a similar contribution to extend late-night Metro service for Game 4,  but that deal fell through over a reported contract dispute.

As of Wednesday at 6 p.m., there was still no deal in place.

Mayor Bowser says Qatar has teamed up with Downtown D.C. Business Improvement District to deliver extended Metro service to Caps fans.

WMATA made no mention of Qatar in announcing the deal, only saying Downtown D.C. Business Improvement District is funding the $100,000 cost for an additional hour of service.

Tonight's last trains from Gallery Place-Chinatown departs at:

Red Line to Glenmont 12:38 a.m.; to Shady Grove 12:32 a.m. 

Green Line to Branch Ave 12:28 a.m.; to Greenbelt 12:48 a.m. 

Yellow Line to Huntington 12:19 a.m.

Tonight's last Blue, Orange and Silver Line trains from Metro Center departs at:

Blue Line to Franconia-Springfield 12:28 a.m.; to Largo Town Center 12:27 a.m. 

Orange Line to New Carrollton 12:20 a.m.; to Vienna 12:36 a.m. 

Silver Line to Largo Town Center 12:27 a.m.; to Wiehle-Reston East 12:21 a.m.

Puck drop is scheduled for 8 p.m. at Capital One Arena.

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