Posts Tagged ‘rapid transit’

Doors Closing

September 17, 2021

Subway car door closing annoucements from around the world, including New York City, New Jersey, Boston, Denver, San Francisco, San Diego, Portland and Seattle, Vancouver BC, London, and Tokyo. Video by Olton Hall.

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Train Bridge

March 14, 2014

Train Bridge

The Reagan National Airport Metro station now has a Train Bridge:

“The ‘Train Bridge’ is Metro’s solution to temporarily out-of-service elevators at the National Airport station. Rather than shuttle passengers who need elevator assistance from the airport to another nearby station, Metro officials decided they could use a train to bridge the temporary gap.

And so, a train bridge is just that — an Metro train riders can use as a pass through to the other platform.”

“The station at National Airport is uniquely configured to allow such a use since it has three tracks. Metro officials simply park the train on the middle track, allowing folks to move easily between platforms depending on whether they’re headed toward Franconia-Springfield or into Prince George’s County.”

— “See Metro’s ‘Train Bridge,’” Lori Aratani, Washington Post

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DC Streetcar, 40 NW Route

October 12, 2011

This is great 1950s footage of Washington DC’s streetcars. The system shut down in 1962, and the car barn you see here has gone condo. The District is building a new electric surface transit line but, sadly, it won’t be taking this route.

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