What No One Wants to Hear at Rush Hour

“This train is out of service,” says the Metro train operator to a chorus of groans, “please exit the train.”

On to the next train we cram a few minutes later, that train already full and now holding double the usual volume of fear.

Fear that this train too might experience door closing problems and another WMATA nightmare will ensue.

So far, fear unfounded.

2 Comments so far

  1. Bin_round (unregistered) on September 8th, 2006 @ 9:25 am

    It’s still rush hour and WMATA still puts a train out of service. I don’t understand why take a train out of service mid-route vs. at the end of the line? Would not taking a train out of service put passengers in danger?

    Wasn’t there a study that said that WMATA should add more cars to the train to be more efficient during rush hour? Would those extra cars accommodate for a train being taken out of service? Or would passengers be in the same predicament of having to squeeze into the next train and be late for happy hour?

  2. Molested (unregistered) on September 8th, 2006 @ 9:36 am

    Better yet, let some lucky soul cop a feel or two.

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