Blue Line Reroute and Communication

MetroThere have been several articles recently about rerouting some blue line trains so that they will run between Franconia/Springfield and Greenbelt, using the bridge over the Potomac rather than the Rosslyn tunnel. I'll have to defer to Metro regarding how this improves capacity (I suspect it does), but my key point is that these cannot be called "blue line" trains. In fact, from what I can tell, these trains would spend more time on green line tracks than blue anyway. As I have ranted about in a previous post, how we identify our buses and trains can either make things easier or harder on riders. I agree with this Dr. Gridlock letter writer that when this new route is introduced it needs to have its own identifying color. Calling it a "Blue Line B" or something will only serve to confuse riders.

No comments:

Post a Comment