DC Metro Station 1978 — Not yet open for business !
Originally uploaded by eljoh1
I was randomly clicking through photos of metro stations when I spotted this odd one which lacked rails or people. Then I looked at the “taken on” date: September, 1978.
This is L’Enfant Plaza Station, back when only the lower Blue/Orange Line level was in operation. The upper Green/Yellow Line platform and rails would not open until April, 1983. Doesn’t that look awesomely surreal?
Many thanks to Flickr user eljoh1 for the DC 1978 photoset where I found this.