Foggy Bottom Platform Escalator Fail

Foggy Bottom Platform Escalator Fail
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So you know how the Foggy Bottom Station escalators are actually a two-layered system of bottlenecks? Today the platform-to-mezzanine bottleneck was made worse by one of the two up escalators being blocked off (at rush hour with no work being done on it at the time, natch) so that hordes of work-bound Metro riders had to cram on to one single escalator. Good thing there wasn’t a fire. Thanks, Metro!

Roving Asian mendicant, can occasionally be seen wandering the streets of downtown Washington, muttering unintelligible gibberish to passers-by while pushing a “bag lady” shopping cart full of old blankets, American flags, soda cans, and healthy secondhand snacks from organic food shop dumpsters. Used to live in a cardboard box at 16th and K but the rent was too expensive.

2 thoughts on “Foggy Bottom Platform Escalator Fail

  1. I’ve seen a similar seen at L’Enfant Plaza, although we have 3 escalators going from the lower level platform to the upper level platform. If one is down , their is a big crowed getting off the train trying to go up the working one in the middle

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