11.15.2006

The Future!


I was on one of these Monday evening. The train wasn't close to full so I can't tell you how it handles under the pressure of a ridiculously busy commute. I must say that I was pleasantly surprised with these newfangled "6000 Series" trains. There was a ton of standing room and the same number of seats. Well played, Metro. Well played.

Of course, when I'm the guy standing in the middle of that ring with nothing to hold on to, my opinion could very well change.

29 comments:

  1. yeah i was on one of these a while back but sitting down when it was packed.

    the lack of vertical poles and all of the overhead ones instead basically meant about 20 people were getting elbows (people's elbows?) to the shoulder when everyone was getting off.

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  2. Interesting look. I wonder if those seats running along the side will be a lot worse than the front/back facing seats. It means a lot more shoulder contact for all acceleration and deceleration.

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  3. i am all for the new cars but why they decided to stick with the 1970s color scheme i do not know. sake of uniformity i suppose.

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  4. I'm on the tall side and I hate sitting in the seats if there's another seat in front of me. My knees dig into the back of the seat and with the trains lurching to a stop every station, it's not fun. I'd prefer to stand. I feel bad for any shorties who are having to stand in the middle and can't reach the pole above them.

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  5. very compelling entry. i just hope no servers burst into flames from the sheer number of people who come to read your incisive commentary on the Metro.

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  6. Yertle the TurtleNovember 15, 2006

    Hey, I have an idea! Why don't you do two consecutive entries about public transportation, you monumental fucking bore!

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  7. Hey, dudes. Calm down. If you don't like it, don't read it.

    About half of my entries are regarding public transportation. It's a very important issue in Washington. If you've been reading, you should have expected this.

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  8. How am I supposed to know if I like it until I read it? That being said, I want my twenty-five seconds back.

    Assdouche.

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  9. It looks like an asymmetrified version of some NYC subway cars. They look like they should work pretty well, except for the short girl in the middle of the car with nothing to hold onto, but she always manages okay. There should be a vertical pole in the middle of the long back of seats along the side.

    And seriously, yeah, why the 1973 interior decoration? Orange? Really?

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  10. "It's a very important issue in Washington."

    In the next installment of "Very Important Issues" - Proper Flossing Technique! "Gingivitis ain't no motherfuckin' joke, man!"

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  11. So, guy who wants his 25 seconds back,

    You check out blogs and leave angry messages on the ones you don't like? Is that really how you spend your time? I mean, there are A LOT of shitty blogs. Leaving messages on all of them could take months! Perhaps finding a more productive hobby could make you a happier person.

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  12. Yertle the TurtleNovember 15, 2006

    Ha! Rusty's comeback to 25 Seconds Assdouche was essentially to admit the shittiness of his own blog.

    Way to put him in his place, Rusty.

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  13. I have never claimed that my blog was anything but shitty. It's pretty hard not to have a shitty blog when your URL features a "dot blogspot."

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  14. ya dude, you're blog IS shitty. read your own mission statement. right now the commenters are writing funnier more interesting shit than you.

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  15. The bench on that train looks like a disaster. I could see myself sitting on that thing and having a hundred people step on my feet. That's going to be really fun!

    P.S. Rusty is awesome.

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  16. Yes, Rusty is awesome.


    NOT!!!

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  17. At this point, the only way to improve room on the Metro is to let people ride on the tops of the trains.

    P.S. To the dude who logs-in under multiple screenames just to try to "burn" Rusty: it's old and nobody thinks you're funny, even your mom.

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  18. i like they colors; they make me feel groovy.

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  19. Why can't the dumbasses at WMATA put those movable handle bars that hang from the ceiling of the car? These cars do look like more people can stand though...WMATA tries so hard each time to make things better but they still fuck up in some way. And the sad part is they fuck up on common sense!?!?!

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  20. Yeah, my red line ride will still suck.

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  21. rusty, even though you probably think i've got shitty preferences when it comes to politics, bars, and the washington city paper, i still think your blog is great.

    keep up the good work, man.

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  22. Gino the guidoNovember 16, 2006

    1976 colors to be exact.

    Metro did not exist in 1973.

    Groovy? Huh???
    I think you watch too much fucking television by making a statement like that.

    All your fucking hipster bands rip off bands from the 1970's so why cant Metro do the same?

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  23. Speaking of metro, did anyone bear witness to that masaterful cluster fuck at the Van Ness metro station Thursday morning?

    The station was shut down (no idea whay) and would-be passengers were forced into 8 full sized busses lined up along connecticut ave for transportation to the Tennley stop.

    Poor riders. I bet Metro still charged the unlucky bastards too.

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  24. HRH,

    likely because there was a power outage at dupont and a couple of other red line stations this morning (can't remember which). i heard it on the radio about 7 a.m.

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  25. guido, not sure how you'd come to that conclusion. liking orange, yellow, brown, and red makes me a couch potato?

    i was lucky to miss the mess on the red line this morning. by 8:30 the crowds had disappeared.

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  26. Gino the guidoNovember 16, 2006

    Go fuck yourself nobody used the word groovy back then you watch too much damn television and VH-1 programs you Travolta wannabe douchebag!!!

    But then again what in the hell do I know I am only a little kid.

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  27. Shorties be real concerned about the standing thing.

    Looks like a good design. Why haven't they given Rusty a seat on the Metro board yet?

    And wtf? I was looking forward to a good post about DC bars but instead I got this crappy post about DC trains. Please alternate.

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  28. Ted Kennedy's LiverNovember 17, 2006

    Please alternate?

    How bout please alternate that stupid fucking picture, MATT.

    Oh, and the five seater is an invitation to fat fucks to dominate the seats. Try squeezing in there between the lard ass walmart bred tourists from Topeka.

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  29. i can't wait to use these!
    thanksgiving here i come :-)

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