[This post has been updated on Thursday, Dec. 22, at 12:10 p.m.]
The year comes to a close with back-to-back three-day weekends. Christmas is Sunday, but the holiday will be recognized on Monday as far as most federal employees and other workers are concerned. Whether you’ll be celebrating the holiday or just enjoying the extra day off, you’ll likely need to get somewhere.
Dr. Gridlock has already given out lots of advice for travelers. In case you missed any of it:
As with any holiday, there will be plenty of transit and transportation changes. Here's our roundup of what you need to know:
Metro will operate normal service on Friday, with additional extra afternoon trains planned to facilitate the holiday getaway.
Metrorail will run normal service on Saturday (7 a.m. to 3 a.m.) and Sunday (7 a.m. until midnight).
On Monday, Metrorail will run holiday service (7 a.m. until midnight), while Metrobuses will run on a Sunday schedule.
D.C.: Regular parking enforcement will be in effect on Saturday. Parking meters, residential parking and rush hour restrictions won’t be enforced on Monday. (The District Department of Public Works also won’t tow abandoned vehicles on Monday.) Normal enforcement resumes on Tuesday.
Alexandria, Va.: Parking enforcement is lifted from Friday through Monday.
Arlington, Va.: Parking meters are not enforced on Sunday and Monday.
Montgomery County: Parking meters are not enforced on Monday; parking at public garages and lots is free on Monday.
Montgomery County’s Ride On service will run a Sunday schedule on Monday.
There will be no MARC service on Monday. Some MARC schedules will be changed on Friday, Dec. 23, so make note of this if you’re leaving work early for the holiday weekend:
●● A train leaving Union Station at 2:40 p.m. will stop at Silver Spring, Rockville, Germantown, Point of Rocks, Brunswick and the West Virginia stations.
● The 4:55 p.m. departure won’t operate.
●The 5:40 p.m. train leaving Union Station will hold an extra 20 minutes and leave at 6 p.m.
● There will be a 2 p.m. departure from Union Station making all stops to Camden Yard.
● The 5:51 p.m. depature won’t operate.
● There will be an extra Penn Line train leaving Union Station at 2:50 p.m. and making all stop to Perryville.
● The 5:25 p.m. train leaving Union Station will hold an extra 25 minutes and leave at 5:50 p.m.
Alexandria’s DASH system will stop service on Saturday at 7 p.m. There will be no service on Sunday and a Sunday schedule on Monday.
On Saturday, Arlington Transit will run ART routes 41, 42, 51 and 87 on Saturday schedules. On Sunday and Monday, ART routes 41 and 51 will run on Sunday schedules. No other ART routes will run those days.
The STAR call center will also be closed on Sunday and Monday. It will be open on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 703-892-TRIP (8747) to schedule rides.
There will be a few extra OmniRide buses running on Thursday afternoon. On Friday, there will be a modified holiday schedule with limited service. Check your particular schedule to see if it will be running. There will be no service on Monday.