Metro Services Will Be Expanded On July 4 For National Mall Fireworks Display

Expanded service will be offered by Metro on the Fourth of July to accommodate the planned fireworks display on the National Mall. Metro said that it expects crowds to be lighter this year compared to past years. However, the transit system said it would increase train frequency starting around 4 p.m. on July Fourth.

According to, “At the end of the ceremony, stations close to the National Mall will be open for “entry only” for 30 minutes. Those stations are:

  • L’Enfant Plaza
  • Smithsonian
  • Federal Triangle
  • Metro Center
  • McPherson Square
  • Farragut West
  • Foggy Bottom
  • Rosslyn
  • Farragut North
  • Gallery Place”

As per, “The usual music portion of the Fourth of July celebration will be pretaped, but the fireworks will be live, according to PBS earlier this week, which produces the “A Capitol Fourth” special. Over the past three months, Metro has discouraged all but essential workers from riding public transportation due to the pandemic. After 9 p.m. on July Fourth, other stations will continue to stay open in “exit-only” mode until all passengers are accommodated, Metro said in the news release Friday.”

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