We’ve often wondered how it’s possible for so many Metro trains to over or undershoot stations, many times ending up not being able to service the station.
Red Line rider “Chad” may have some insight:
I arrived at the Glenmont station this morning just as the train was arriving. I had a fleeting thought that it might be a pretty good Metro day. Then, I hear some weird animal sounds as the train is pulling in, and it's the operator, with his head hanging out the window, looking BEHIND HIM, ogling some girl! He was not paying the least bit of attention to what was going on in front of him.
Apparently his shift was almost done, so when the train stopped, he left the operator’s cabin, went out on the platform, checked her out through the window, CAME BACK ON THE TRAIN, hit on her some more and, after apparently being rejected, bailed just as the doors were closing.
More bad behavior:
Napping on the job?
Eating in the system
Not giving a sh*t
Dedicated funding a step closer! (WaPo)
Fare increases likely next year (WTOP)
Growing stations/shrinking stations (GGW)