Metro was supposed to stay open late on Saturday night due to the end of daylight saving time, giving riders an extra hour of service. But that didn’t happen, stranding multiple riders who had been counting on a ride home.
The transit system was going to run trains until early Sunday morning at 3 a.m., adding an hour of rail service after clocks were turned back at 2 a.m. Several riders took to Twitter to vent:
— Jennie Conroy (@DrJLCPhD) November 4, 2012
— Emily Schultz (@eschultz206) November 4, 2012
I can’t believe #wmata said they’d stay open until 3am last night, only to change their mind last minute and strand tons of people.
— yocallejo ☠ (@YoCalleJo) November 4, 2012
“We made a mistake and we apologize to our customers for any inconvenience,” Metro spokeswoman Cathy Asato said in a statement. “The system closed at 3 a.m. EDT when it should have closed at 3 a.m. EST.”
Metro tweeted an apology to riders on Monday, but offered no additional detail about what happened.