Five days after winning the Stanley Cup, the Washington Capitals and fans celebrated their first NHL championship win.
As tens of thousands lined up along the parade route, fans clad in red piled onto trains at Wiehle-Reston East. As of 9:30 a.m. today, the parking garage at Wiehle-Reston East was full and long lines caused delays to catch trains.
— Kristi King (@kingWTOP) June 12, 2018
RIDERSHIP: As of 12:00 p.m., over 351K people have taken Metrorail so far today, up more than 78K from same time yesterday. We're running continuous rush-hour service through this evening. No operational issues to report at this time. #WMATA #ALLCAPS #StanleyCup
— Metro (@wmata) June 12, 2018
— Fairfax County Government (@fairfaxcounty) June 12, 2018
Long lines at Wiehle Reston East Metrorail station as Capitals fans wait in line to purchase SmarTrip cards. First time riding Metro for all these people, hopefully they get to the parade before it ends! #ALLCAPS #PARADE #StanleyCup #wmata pic.twitter.com/y7r526bfhi
— Andy McMahon (@dciandy) June 12, 2018
The Caps won the 2019 Stanley Cup championships after defeating Las Vegas Golden Knights four games to one last week.
A live stream and recap of the parade is available via The Washington Post.
Photo by @dciandy