Starting Sunday, most Metro riders will pay 10 to 25 cents more per ride on trains and buses.
There will be a $0.10 increase for trains running during rush-hour and a $0.25 increase for trains running during off-peak hours. Fares for local bus routes will increase by $0.25.
A new weekly schedule that reduces service in the evenings and on weekend mornings will also go into effect Sunday. The adjusted hours and fare increases are aimed at easing the transit agency’s financial struggles.
Beginning Sunday, train service Monday through Thursday will operate from 5 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. On Fridays, trains will run from 5 a.m. to 1 a.m., and on Saturdays, from 7 a.m. to 1 a.m. On Sundays, trains will run from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m.
The current Metro hours are 5 a.m. to midnight on weekdays and 7 a.m. to midnight on weekends.
During rush-hour, trains will run every eight minutes on most lines, rather than every six minutes, as is the case now. Trains between Grosvenor and Silver Spring on the Red Line will run every four minutes. Trains going the opposite direction on the Red Line — between Shady Grove and Glenmont — will run every eight minutes.
The Blue Line will see an increase in service — with trains running every eight minutes during rush hour, compared to the current every 12 minutes.
Rush+ Yellow Line service between Franconia-Springfield and Greenbelt will be discontinued, and all Yellow Line trains will operate between Huntington and Mount Vernon Square.