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Late-Night Subway Service in 2009?

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Although they admit the lead time to market the program was insufficient, Metro and the City have not committed to operating late-night Red Line service again in 2009, according to a report (.pdf) published by the Department of Transportation this week. However, they do believe Metro can "operate effective additional service" if funded and that the community may have an interest in seeing it happen again during the 2009 holiday season.

The department operated late-night DASH service in downtown to compliment the subway line, but the report does not analyze their own service. Based on four nights of ridership surveys, Metro estimated that about 1,000 boardings occurred nightly during extended hours.