Sci-Fi Subway — 21st Century Metro

Sci-Fi Subway -- 21st Century Metro

Series 8001 Metro Meteor Series (concept, NotionsCapital Engineering)

DCist had a post yesterday on the 7000 Series Metro Cars. Yawn. Look pretty much like the old Metro Cars after someone’s ralphed on the upholstery.

NotionsCapital, of course, has previewed Metro’s wish-list rolling stock before, but today we have a really Sci-Fi Network (Psychic Network?) type exclusive. Not the ho-hum series 7000, but the 8000 series.

Exterior view above; interior below.

Well worth the fare increase..

Interior, Series 8001 Metro Meteor prototype

Top image by Mike Licht, who would credit the bottom image but it’s in Japanese. It may be from some recreation company.

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8 Responses to “Sci-Fi Subway — 21st Century Metro”

  1. bill Says:

    the windows, obviously, will be sponsored by the disney corporation.

  2. Mike Licht Says:

    Now that you mention it . . .

    Seriously, there is an issue between tourists who think DC really is a theme park and the people who live and work here. The Metro escalators are a frequent point of friction — tourists stand two abreast, while natives in a hurry walk on the left side. I have proposed “Please Step to the Right” as an official DC motto.

  3. phil Says:

    I’ve proposed chill out its a 30 second escalator ride, maybe your lazy ass should have woken up earlier as the new motto.

  4. Mike Licht Says:

    It’s not a matter of being late. It’s about treating the Metro as the transportation it is instead of a 1960s version of Tomorrowland. No one wants to miss a train because gawking yokels block the way.

  5. Phil (not the phil above) Says:

    First of all, 30 seconds can be the difference between making the train and having to wait for the next one. Second, if you’re at a station like Woodley Park, it can be as much as a 3 minute escalator ride.

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