WASHINGTON (AP) — Metro is increasing train service to help people get to the National Mall to see the fireworks.
Metro says trains are running on a Saturday schedule, but starting at about 2 p.m. train service is gradually ramping up to near rush-hour service levels before and after the fireworks around 9 p.m. Metro says bicycles and large coolers are not permitted on trains because of large expected crowds.READ MORE: Now That Students Have Returned To The Classroom, One Question Remains: Are Children Safe?
There is free parking at all Metro-operated facilities, and off-peak fares are in effect Saturday.READ MORE: No Injuries Reported Following Partial Collapse Of Fells Point Restaurant
The rail system will be open until 3 a.m. and peak fares will go into effect after midnight.
Metrobus is running on a Saturday schedule, and riders can expect detours around the National Mall.MORE NEWS: 'I'm All About Ellicott City' Ellicott City Residents & Business Owners React To Number 10 Ranking On Money Magazine's 'Best Places To Live List'
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