Rebuilding Place in the Urban Space

"A community’s physical form, rather than its land uses, is its most intrinsic and enduring characteristic." [Katz, EPA] This blog focuses on place and placemaking and all that makes it work--historic preservation, urban design, transportation, asset-based community development, arts & cultural development, commercial district revitalization, tourism & destination development, and quality of life advocacy--along with doses of civic engagement and good governance watchdogging.

Friday, April 03, 2015

I saw a 7000 series Metrorail train in service today...

WMATA photo.

But I wasn't in position or ready to take a photo. It was a southbound green line train which I saw in Gallery Place Station, some time between 1pm and 2pm.

According to a WMATA press release, 7000 series trains will go into service on April 14th, on the blue line.

They are stainless steel cars, so more like cars say in New York City, with a better logo treatment.



At 9:15 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I really wish that instead of creating 1964 replicas everytime new cars are needed, having them built to spec, WMATA went out on the open market throughout the rest of the world and found a modern rail car that could be adapted and more suitable to life in 2015 and beyond.

At 1:24 PM, Anonymous Richard Layman said...

the newest piece on transport politic makes the point that US transit systems ought to go open gangway, rather than with separated cars, to add capacity, and because many subway systems are doing this elsewhere.

The new "streetcars" in Toronto are going that way.

Good point.

Anyway, to speed throughput I advocated for 4 doors, but that didn't make the cut either.


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