We poke our fingers in Metro's eye a lot here, but we are very happy it exists. We just wish it worked better.
Reader "Tom" gives some perspective that it could be worse, and we're not just talking about the on-the-fly signage.
I moved down here from Boston two years ago, and any time I am hatin' on Metro, I just look at these pictures for a good laugh!
Because Boston's system is so old, at some stations, if you happen to enter on the wrong side, you have to go outside, cross the street, and back down! If you've already paid, too bad!
You'd think they they would at LEAST have some attractive signage to tell you station information, but you'd be wrong. The poor staff at the Chinatown Station had to tape handwritten signs on the platform to let you know where to go to get on a certain train!
And if you want to know when the next train is coming, too bad! They won't tell you. You just have to wait.
Things like this remind me how good we have it here in DC.
More on signage here.
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