Thursday, June 24, 2010

Evil Escalator Exacts Revenge on Escaleftor

A shoe was all that was left of the victim, who should have known better than to stand on the left. No identification has yet been made.

Original pic: @dallendoug: Gee look. I wonder why the escalator at dupont isn't working. #wmata fail

Other items:
Fairfax County Board of Supervisors chair open to McDonnell demands (News Channel 8)
Alexandria says Va. should pay up (WaPo)
Connaughton meeting a mystery to NVTC (WaPo)
Metro's worst year ever (City Paper)
Federal Transit Rail Advisory Committee announced (Jeter is on it!)


Anonymous said...

... spit out of the universe like a watermelon seed with only his shoe remaining?

What, exactly, are union rules for dealing with a dangerous sole?

Anonymous said...

Now that you've anthropomorphized an escalator, you must invoke rule 34.

Unsuck DC Metro said...

The naughty bits were Photoshopped out.

Anonymous said...

Thanks all. Yesterday's word now applies. I just snarfed my coffee.

I do so love this blog.

Anonymous said...

I realize it's slightly outside the scope of the WMATA, but did you hear about the 900 stranded MARC train passengers this Monday evening? I don't normally hear... anything about MARC, which I'll take as a good thing. Will be interesting to see if their response will be better than Metro's.

Anonymous said...

MARC's response was already better than metro's. They gave out free tickets and apologized to their customers. NPR caught some of it.

Anonymous said...

Wow, you obtained actual proof as to why a Metro escalator would be out of service! That's a million-dollar photo, my friend.

Unsuck DC Metro said...

Always get the exact / extract wrong:(

dwfma said...

MARC gave out free tickets to a trainload of people, most of whom likely (a) did not even have their ticket collected that day, based on the number of bodies and (b) already have a monthly pass, making the free pass moot.

They also lied about giving people bottles of water, and took so long to react and move people that several passengers passed out and 911 was called ... by other passengers.

Start here:
and read the next handful of posts.

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