Good news for those heading to those heading to Nationals Park for a winner-take-all Game 5 in the NLDS; the D.C. Metro will be open for an extra hour on Thursday night.
The last Green Line train to leave the Navy Yard-Ballpark station toward Greenbelt will depart at 12:22 a.m. on Friday morning. The last Green Line train heading toward Branch Avenue, will depart at 12:48 a.m. on Friday.
The original departure time on the Metro schedule was 11:02 p.m. and 11:48 p.m. respectively. Typically a major league baseball game lasts three hours, not giving much time for error with an 8:08 p.m. ET start time on Thursday night.
Enough time for both a full game and a potential postgame celebration.
In a release from the WMATA, the metrorail announced that the company Exelon funded the extended service for $100,000.
Forcing a Game 5 after being down 2-1 to the Chicago Cubs, the Washington Nationals are hoping the third time is the charm in Game 5s. Tonight marks the third chance that Washington can clinch a berth into the National League Championship Series on home field since 2012.