The following is a press release from Metro:
Metrorail to close at midnight every night beginning June 3
Seven-day-a-week midnight closures will expand maintenance time, improve safety
Beginning Friday, June 3, the Metrorail system will close at midnight every night to allow for the implementation of SafeTrack, an expanded track work plan to improve Metrorail safety and restore service reliability. The last night with a 3 a.m. closing time will be Saturday, May 28.
By closing the system at midnight every night and expanding weekday maintenance opportunities, the SafeTrack plan addresses FTA and NTSB safety recommendations, accelerates work to eliminate maintenance backlogs and restores Metro infrastructure to good health.
Last-train departure times vary by station. Customers are encouraged to check wmata.com/stations to determine the last-train departure time for their trip.
News release issued at 12:24 pm, May 13, 2016.