Think these cherry blossom tourists are crowding up the Metro even more than usual? You’re right. Metro announced today that more people rode the Metro yesterday than any other day in history, except for Obama’s Inauguration last January. The high ridership (totaling 877,890 trips) was due to the Capitals game as well as the Cherry Blossom Festival. Crowds are expected to continue through the weekend, particularly with the National’s exhibition game tomorrow afternoon.
If you want to keep your sanity, just avoid the Smithsonian Station for the next week or so until all the tourists head home.