Wednesday ranks as Metro's 4th busiest day

Local,Liz Essley,Metro,Metro and Traffic

More than 870,000 trips were taken on the Metro system Wednesday, making it the fourth busiest day in the transit agency's history, Metro said.

A Capitol Hill rally, cherry blossoms and the tourists flocking to see them, a Nationals Game and a Wizards game got the credit for the ridership boom.

It was the busiest day for Metro since April 2, 2010, the agency said. The No. 1 day for Metro ridership was President Obama's first inauguration in 2009.

Metro is expecting another busy day Thursday, with more cherry blossom visitors and another Nationals game, as well as a Capitals game. The agency will add additional trains between Mount Vernon Square and Anacostia stations to help shuttle baseball fans.

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