Metro to study congestion improvements for BL/OR/SV

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Re: Metro to study congestion improvements for BL/OR/SV

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...or
Start a new line at:
Connecticut Ave @ Purple
Connecticut Ave @ Chevy Chase Cir
Connecticyt Ave @ Nebraska Ave-Military
Nebraska Ave @ Tenleytown
Wisconsin Ave @ FannieMae
Wisconsin Ave @ Idaho-Ordway
Wisconsin Ave @ National Cathedral
Wisconsin Ave @ R
Wisconsin Ave @ M

and either across to Rosslyn, or over to the West End-Dupont-Scott/Thomas-Union Sta...
"Trying to solve congestion by making roadways wider is like trying to solve obesity by buying bigger pants."--Charles Marohn

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Re: Metro to study congestion improvements for BL/OR/SV

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Arlington
...or
Start a new line at:
Connecticut Ave @ Purple
Connecticut Ave @ Chevy Chase Cir
Connecticyt Ave @ Nebraska Ave-Military
Nebraska Ave @ Tenleytown
Wisconsin Ave @ FannieMae
Wisconsin Ave @ Idaho-Ordway
Wisconsin Ave @ National Cathedral
Wisconsin Ave @ R
Wisconsin Ave @ M


That schema makes sense as plugging the route up Wisconsin Avenue into A route Red line south of Tenleytown would require totally rebuilding the station to be identical to Rosslyn to accommodate the flying junction.
John in the sand box of Maryland's eastern shore.

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Re: Metro to study congestion improvements for BL/OR/SV

Post by Arlington »

I also wish that Metro were freer to imagine incorporating VRE & MARC routes in operations similar to the "London Overground"
I have always admired this map by David Alpert at GGW for its "whole system" thinking. I also think his "new Blue" is pretty well thought out (I wanted a connection at Dupont, he doesn't partly for better station spacing).

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