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Metro to Stay Open 1 Hour Later for NCAA Tournament Games

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LANHAM, Md. (CBSDC) — Metro will stay open late for March Madness fans.

The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority announced Wednesday that Metro will provide an additional hour of service between Gallery Place and Judiciary Square stations Thursday night following the NCAA Tournament East Regional games at Verizon Center.

The entrances at Gallery Place and Judiciary Square stations will stay open until 1 a.m. Entrances at all other Metro stations will close at the normal midnight time, but customers will be able to exit all stations until 1 a.m.

Metro officials advise customers to enter either Gallery Place or Judiciary Square stations no later than 12:50 a.m. to ensure they make the last trains.

The Verizon Center will host two East Regional games Thursday night. No. 2 seed Miami (Fla.) will play No. 3 seed Marquette at 7:15 p.m. and No. 1 seed Indiana will face off against No. 4 seed Syracuse at 9:45 p.m. The winners will play in the East Regional final Saturday at the Verizon Center.

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