WASHINGTON D.C. (WRIC) — Washington, D.C.’s Metropolitan Transit Authority announced that late night rides on the subway system are coming to an end. Starting on May 29, the system will close at midnight every night.
Before, it had remained open until 3:00 AM Saturday and Sunday mornings. The closures will help metro launch a year-long maintenance plan that’s meant to make the system safer and more reliable.
The Metro is also imposing speed restrictions on trains in three zones, including the entire east-west tunnel across the city.
This is part of a safety directive from federal transit officials that limits trains to 45-miles per hour maximum to reduce the electrical power they draw.
The speed restrictions began late last week.