Safety fixes finished, Metro to phase out ‘7000 Series train’ announcement

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Safety fixes finished, Metro to phase out ‘7000 Series train’ announcement

Post by davinp » Fri Jun 28, 2019 7:07 am

This is still a 7000 Series train. You just won’t be reminded at nearly every stop.

Such announcements — which were instituted to warn blind riders that what seem like open doors could actually be a gap between cars — are being phased out this summer from Washington’s Metro system, now that safety fixes are in place.

https://wtop.com/tracking-metro-24-7/20 ... ouncement/

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Re: Safety fixes finished, Metro to phase out ‘7000 Series train’ announcement

Post by Literalman » Sun Jun 30, 2019 7:32 pm

So that's what the announcements were about. I always wondered why only the 7000 series announced what type of car they were. It reminded me of the Hal 9000 computer in 2001: A Space Odyssey. "This is a 7000 series train. And a 7000 series train has never made a mistake." ;-)
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