A deadly train collision Monday has put the spotlight on the Washington, D.C. Metro transit system. In happier days, though, many tourists over the years are likely to have fonder memories of riding the BART-like train system in the nation’s Capitol.
If you have traveled on the Metro system, share your experiences below on what it was like.
For my part, I rode the Metro during a visit to Washington D.C. about nine years ago, and found it a clean and comfortable way to get around town and the neighboring suburbs.
When an unusual snow storm closed many roads in Washington, D.C. shortly after my arrival, Metro trains provided a fairly reliable way to move about.
And boy, was it warmer riding the trains than walking the frozen streets!
Tell us below about your experience riding the Washington D.C. Metro trains. How is it similar or different from BART, which opened in the Bay Area in 1972, four years before the Metro opened its doors?