“Metro will boost weekend train service for Cherry Blossom season”

photo by Erin


“Cherry Blossom season is back, and Metro will be doing its part to take visitors to see the famous blooms. Beginning Saturday, March 19, Metrorail will run more trains to increase weekend service with no daytime track work scheduled for four consecutive weeks.

Traditionally one of the busiest ridership periods, the Cherry Blossom season and other spring activities bring large crowds of visitors to the National Capital Region. To accommodate additional riders, every weekend between Saturday, March 19 and Sunday, April 17, Metrorail will operate as many trains as possible matching weekday service levels – every 10 minutes on the Red Line and 20 minutes on all other lines. In Downtown DC where most stations are served by multiple lines, trains will arrive every 6-10 minutes.

“Cherry Blossom season is one of the biggest attractions of the year and Metrorail is stepping up service to better serve customers,” said Metro General Manager/CEO Paul J. Wiedefeld. “Metro is one of the best ways to get around, and with a $2 flat fare for any one-way trip on weekends it’s even more affordable.”

In celebration of the 2022 National Cherry Blossom Festival, Metro will release a limited-edition SmarTrip card designed by Lea Craigie-Marshall, the official artist of the National Cherry Blossom Festival. The card features a burst of vibrant pink blossoms with a monarch butterfly. The design was inspired by a love of the environment and the need to protect both for future generations.

The commemorative cards will be available in specially marked fare vending machines at Navy Yard and L’Enfant Plaza stations beginning Friday, March 18.

In addition, Metro will be participating in this year’s National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade and Petalpalooza. Look for Metro featured on one of the floats, then stop by the Metro booth at Petalpalooza for photos and special cherry blossom themed giveaways.

On weekends, visitors going to see the blossoms can take advantage of free parking at all Metro parking garages and lots, and travel on Metrorail for just $2 one-way no matter how far the trip.”

Recent Stories

From an email: “The DC area’s oldest (since 1987!) and biggest (41 households so far!) community yard sale is happening on Saturday (6/3, 9AM-1PM+) in Adams Morgan. (Our prior date…

Thanks to Libby for sending: “This little friend is bringing a lot of excitement to our block in Greater U Street!” Friends of the White Whale Society is brought to…

Ed. Note: If this was you, please email [email protected] so I can put you in touch with OP. “Dear PoPville, I tried to flirt with a guy at Service Bar…

If you have any animal/pet photos you’d like to share please send an email to princeofpetworth(at)gmail(dot)com with ‘Animal Fix’ in the title and say the name of your pet and…

Cherry Blossom Healing Arts is Washington DC’s best acupuncture and herbal medicine clinic. Located in Woodley Park, DC, we practice integrative medicine and take a personalized approach to your healthcare needs. We have helped thousands of busy Washingtonians improve their health and quality of life through treatment in our clinic.

Cherry Blossom Healing Arts is delighted to announce Xudong Wang is joining our team as an associate acupuncturist and herbalist. She utilizes all modalities of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) including acupuncture, herbal medicine, moxibustion, cupping, gua sha, TCM food therapy, and wellness planning to address a wide variety of health concerns. She is accepting new patients and you can schedule online with her by clicking here.

You deserve to feel better! We are here to support and guide you on your way to vibrant health. We also accept insurance and are open 7 days per week.

Submit your own Announcement here.

The Emma’s Torch Brunch Club, Summer 2023

Ready to experience the magic?

Enjoy a prix-fixe menu, family style. And the food? It’s oh-so-good while doing good.

The mouth-watering dishes will be made by our 3rd cohort of DC-area students, who will showcase their culinary skills and gain

Neighbor to Neighbor Day

Learn, serve, and celebrate! Join A Wider Circle for Neighbor to Neighbor Day: a day of learning opportunities (including a panel discussion featuring WAMU’s Michael King and Morgan Baskin), special volunteer projects, plus carnival games, arts and crafts, delicious food


Subscribe to our mailing list