• WMATA - Metro considering 2 name-change requests

  • Discussion related to DC area passenger rail services from Northern Virginia to Baltimore, MD. Includes Light Rail and Baltimore Subway.
Discussion related to DC area passenger rail services from Northern Virginia to Baltimore, MD. Includes Light Rail and Baltimore Subway.

Moderators: mtuandrew, therock, Robert Paniagua

  by JDC
 
Metro is currently evaluating two requests to rename stations. From Fairfax, there is the request to drop 'corner' and rename the station just Tysons stations to coordinate with an overall ongoing re-branding of the area. Meanwhile, Prince George’s County and the City of Hyattsville are asking Metro to rename Prince George’s Plaza station to “Hyattsville Crossing.” Article via GGW https://ggwash.org/view/79436/corners-a ... me-changes


Metro is conducting a survey https://www.wmata.com/about/news/Propos ... hanges.cfm
  by STrRedWolf
 
I can see Tysons dropping "Corner" because the area is dropping "Corner" as well over the past six years.

I can't see using "Hyattsville Crossing". Maybe "East Hyattsville?"
  by mtuandrew
 
Petition to change Corner to Maze :wink:

I don’t mind Tysons as a name change - it’s a new station and still the same meaning - but I want the Business Improvement District or the malls to pay for the updated signage.

PG Plaza has been PG Plaza since the beginning of service, and Metro needs to take that into account for at least a ten-year transition period. Call it Prince George Plaza/Hyattsville Crossing if you must.
  by ExCon90
 
YOLO wrote: Wed Oct 28, 2020 8:31 pm These are the dumbest names ever

Hope it gets rejected
Oh, I don't know -- I think Southeast on Metro North is right up there as a contender. I mean I know why the name was changed, but I still think it was a dumb idea.