Anyway, on this particular day, we hustled in and blindly boarded the next train only to start getting queasy as we moved through Metro Ctr. No, it wasn't because of the herky jerky driving. The train just wasn't full like usual.
We didn't trust our instincts and ended up having to get off at Rosslyn. Yes, we'd gotten a Blue Line train.
While at Rosslyn, we made a few pathetic attempts to cram onto an Orange Line train before deciding to walk to Court House for beers.
It's silly the difference in ridership between the Orange and Blue, yet so often, it's a Blue that comes when it's an Orange you want. That apparent disparity really is irksome during a meltro like last night.
Thanks to Orange Line Rider Will for CCing us on this letter to WMATA.
In what conceivable universe does it make sense to provide DOUBLE the number of Blue Line trains west toward Virginia as Orange Line trains in the midst of evening rush hour during a MAJOR DELAY???
Seriously, two half-empty Blue Line trains for every one stuffed-to-the-gills, so-crowded-don't-even-think-about-boarding Orange Line trains!!
I had to watch two Orange lines and FOUR Blue Line trains go by before I could squeeze on board at--the Orange Line trains spaced about 15 minutes apart!!!
Doesn't anyone at Metro keep ridership statistics? Isn't there anyone there who understands there are probably twice as many Orange Blue Line riders going in that direction at that time of night? Is this rocket science or something?as
Who are the GENIUSES WHO ARE RUNNING THIS SHOW???????
FRUSTRATED on the Orange Line