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BEYER ENCOURAGES WMATA TO EXTEND HOURS FOR PASSENGERS SECURING LOST BELONGINGS

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Washington, January 14, 2015 | Tia Shuyler (202-225-4376) | comments
U.S. Representative Don Beyer, Northern Virginia Democrat, encourages WMATA to extend their hours of operation on Wednesday in order to allow passengers to find and claim their personal property left behind during the L'Enfant Plaza Station evacuation on Monday.

“Metro passengers affected by Monday’s tragedy deserve to be able to recover their belongings as quickly as possible, and with minimal burden, which is why I’ve asked WMATA to extend hours at Metro Headquarters tonight, and for as long as it remains necessary,” said Rep Beyer.

Beginning this evening, Metro Transit Police will be available to assist passengers in finding their belongings at Metro Headquarters at 600 Fifth St NW, Washington, DC.

“If you cannot make it to Metro Headquarters, WMATA has promised me they will work to make arrangements to return your items to you in an alternate fashion. Eighth Congressional District residents needing assistance can contact my district office at 703- 658-5403,” said Rep. Beyer.

For more information, Metro passengers can call Metro Customer Service at (202) 637-7000 from 6 AM to 8:30 PM any weekday and 7 AM to 8:30 PM on the weekend.
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