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Fri Sep 23, 2022, 07:57 PM

DC: A First Look At The New Metro Map, Featuring Silver Line Extension And Name Changes

(DCist) Metro is rolling out a new version of its iconic Metrorail map today ahead of the Silver Line Phase II extension opening later this fall, potentially in November.

The transit agency says it has 5,000 paper maps in stations and on trains, so it will take time to swap them out. The new map is now the official version and will soon appear on Metro’s website and elsewhere.

“It will take several weeks of planning and preparation for Metro to print and replace every map of various sizes, fare tables, and customer brochures,” Metro said in a statement.

WMATA is also posting new signs at several re-named stations and switching out signs with the Silver Line’s new end line stations, Ashburn and Downtown Largo (formerly Largo Town Center). .............(more)


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PoindexterOglethorpe Sep 2022 #1

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Fri Sep 23, 2022, 08:11 PM

1. Nice. I moved to the DC area in the fall of 1968, just as

construction of the Metro got started. I remember people complaining that it was a huge waste, no one would ever take it. Well, 50 plus years later it's absolutely amazing, even given the recent problems with aging stock and deferred maintenance.

Last month I was in Vienna, VA for two weeks at a hotel 2 blocks from the Spring Hill station, and twice went to the Mall on the Metro for sightseeing. Wonderful. Doubt if I'd live there again, but if I were, I'd absolutely find a place to live within two or three blocks of a Metro station.

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