Which is better

My office is at the corner of 15th and I Streets NW, which makes it just about smack in the middle of the McPherson Square Metro Station. The Vermont Avenue exit is one block to the west, the 14th Street exit one block to the east.

My question to you: Which exit should I use?

Logic says it doesn’t matter which one. They are both equal distant and as I’m catching a train, neither will give me any physical advantage in departure or arrival time. Yet still I find myself going to the station in the direction of travel. Vermont Avenue if I’m heading to NoVA or 14th Street if I’m headed to Capitol Hill.

Does it matter?

1 Comment so far

  1. Tom Bridge (unregistered) on July 28th, 2005 @ 5:19 pm

    It totally matters where you’re getting off. Smithsonian, Mall side? head to Vermont, as that will put you closer to the rear of the train, where the Smithsonian escalator is. Stadium/Armory for the Nats game? head to 14th St, as that will put you at the head of the train, where you need to be to avoid the crowds and emerge quickly.

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