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  Washington D.C. Metro
by deecat

I agree with the reporter, Frank Clines who said, "The D.C. Metro is one of the wonders of the Western World. It's still as pristine now as it was when it opened over twenty years ago." As a visitor to Washington, I was amazed at the efficiency, reliablity, and safety (not to mention cleanliness) of this city's subway system...Of all the large cities that I have visited, it is, by far, the best.

Part of the reason it remains so clean is that the trains themselves are constructed from "graffiti-resistant material". Also, the organization itself is efficient; even the maps that they hand out are easy to follow. This subway is built deep underground because of Washington's swampy terrain. Thus, you have to ride long escalators to reach most Metro stops. But, what the heck, they are fun. If you have an opportunity, take a look up when on the Dupont Circle escalator. I'm sure that you will agree that it is really something.

One of the reasons that I was so surprised about the great Metro is because I had read that the city of Washington was notoriously bad with public services. They supposedly have poor snowplowing services as well as trash pick-up.

Note: Remember not to throw away your ticket. You will need it

I just wanted to include positive comments about this wonderful city.

Type: Subway/Metro

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Mar 30, 2005
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