Events leading up to the construction of the Washington Metro are outlined and the success of the scheme is assessed. Features of the system are described, including: the design of stations, facilities for the handicapped, security precautions, announcement systems and the train public address system. An explanation of the Metro Farecard system is given. Supplementary services to the metro are described which include the metrobus, minibuses, park-and-ride and kiss-and-ride schemes. A description is given of the remaining portions of the network to be built, the costs involved and the impact of the energy crisis. Effects of the Metro on the business and social life of Washington and suburbs are considered. (TRRL)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Ian Allan Limited

    Terminal House
    Shepperton, Middlesex  England  TW17 8AS
  • Authors:
    • Fifer, V
  • Publication Date: 1979

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 209-213
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00316981
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 19 1981 12:00AM