The metro system will stay open until 2 a.m. on New Year’s Day for those party-goers needing a ride home after the big ball drops.
In a statement released by metro, general manager Paul Wiedefeld said this decision was made in the name of rider safety.
This upcoming New Year’s falls on a Monday, when the train lines would usually stop running by 11:30 p.m.
“If you are under the influence it is safe,” said metro user Danielle Johnson. “It is safe and that’s a good thing. And I am going to be going all around the DMV area.”
On January 1, metro lines will then reopen to the public at 8 a.m.