Metro’s got the Mondays

Accidental Metro Panorama

It’s been a fun (i.e. not fun) morning on Metro, with backups from multiple sick customers on Orange/Blue and Green/Yellow Lines at Rosslyn and L’Enfant Plaza, broken escalators at Dupont Circle, and the standard parade of nonworking air conditioners. Update: Oh, and a switch malfunction at Rosslyn. And a family stuck in the Cleveland Park Metro elevator. Update, 6PM: And an escalator fire at Dupont! Today is the gift that keeps on giving. And by gift we mean not a gift.

For extra enjoyment, here’s a video of people yelling at the Dupont Circle escalators, courtesy wfpman: (after the jump)

Best part is when the station manager says “Use the escalators on the other side of the station,” and the people yell back “Those are broken too!”

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.

4 thoughts on “Metro’s got the Mondays

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  2. How does everyone like the rising fares???

    It seems odd that fares continue to increase, especially when we have train cars from the 70s, no A/C in the cars, and trains that are never on time.

    I think we should all write letters to the city to complain about this situation.

    Oh, and remember, they are planning on raising fares again at the end of the summer!!! :(

  3. Another reason to bike. The rain is a small price to pay to avoid exactly what you taped. Although irate old people are always entertaining, I suppose…

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