Metro to stay open later for Nats, Cubs game

Hero Steps In to Keep Metro Open Late for Game 5

Hero Steps In to Keep Metro Open Late for Game 5

Metro's rail service will run for an additional hour Thursday for Game 5 of the Washington Nationals versus the Chicago Cubs.

"Tonight, the District of Columbia will host a Nationals' NLDS championship game and an exciting opening of The Wharf", said Bowser. After Metro's normal closing time, the Navy Yard-Ballpark, Waterfront, L'Enfant Plaza and Capitol South stations will remain open for "entry only". (The Nationals promote the 11:02 p.m. train, but that is actually the second-to-last train of the night). With an extra hour, that pushes Thursday night's last train to 12:22 a.m. "If they choose not to pay, then it will not stay open and it is not Metro's fault".

Thursday morning, officials said, Exelon stepped up.

"Our commitment to the D.C. community extends beyond powering our customers' homes and businesses", said Chris Crane, Exelon CEO. "We want to make sure they can enjoy these landmark events in D.C. and have options for getting home safely and efficiently, and we are pleased to partner with Mayor Bowser to make this happen". But the transit agency said extended service would come at a cost: $100,000 per hour - refundable if Metro makes a profit during the extended hours. Some fans broke out in a chant: "Metro sucks".