So, there’s something to be said for the current generation of track signs and station displays. That something is usually derogatory, though, as the trains feel like they’re further away than perhaps they are, or they’re telling us something about delays and track work, and other unpleasantness.
This new Plasma screen at the Gallery Place/Chinatown Station, though, makes me forget all about elevator outages and track work and even trains that are far away. Nicely done, Metro, these are gorgeous displays that convey information in a clean and easily readable way. There’s a very pleasant aesthetic to them, and I hope to see more of them out in the wild. Apparently, you may also have seen them in Rosslyn or Silver Spring. Clearly my Clarendon to Farragut trip just hasn’t taken me past these lovely new displays.
A belated nicely done, Metro.
This post appeared in its original form at DC Metblogs