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Washington Metro to stay open late for Capitals fans watching Game 5 of Stanley Cup Final

Washington Metro trains will run for an extra hour Thursday night to accommodate Capitals fans watching Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final at Capital One Arena’s watch party and elsewhere in the area.

The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority announced Wednesday that Monumental Sports and Entertainment, which owns and operates the Capitals, will cover the cost of keeping the transit system running longer than normal. It’s the first time in the series Metro trains will run late for a game outside Washington.

“We are grateful that Monumental has stepped in to support the Caps, Metro and – most importantly – the fans,” WMATA general manager and CEO Paul J. Wiedefeld said in a statement. “I’m proud to say we’re in full ‘ALL CAPS’ mode at Metro, ready to do our part to provide great service before and after the game.”

For more information on Thursday night's Metro service, check out the schedule here.

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