Riders react to newly renovated Metro stations
Published: Thursday, September 26, 2019
When the six Platform Improvement Project stations reopened on time on September 9, riders at Braddock Rd, Eisenhower Ave, Franconia-Springfield, Huntington, King St-Old Town and Van Dorn St stations were welcomed back with new features that improved safety, accessibility and convenience.
We asked riders what they thought of the stations. Here's what they said:
During the station closures, 24-hour access to work sites enabled crews to complete large-scale infrastructure repairs while ensuring customer safety and restoring rail service as quickly as possible. While riders returning to the renovated platforms can easily see customer experience improvements such as slip-resistant tiles, digital display screens and new skylights, some of the most dramatic transformations happened to the platforms under riders’ feet.
While crews are putting the finishing touches on the platforms at Huntington and Franconia-Springfield, which will be completed in the coming weeks, the Braddock Rd, Eisenhower Ave, King St-Old Town and Van Dorn St platforms have been fully renovated. Check out the completed platforms and customer experience improvements below.
Braddock Rd Station – platform edge
Braddock Rd Station – view along the platform
Braddock Rd Station – platform shelters
Eisenhower Ave Station – platform edge
King St-Old Town Station – platform edge
King St-Old Town Station – slip-resistant tiles
Van Dorn St Station – platform edge
Van Dorn St Station – view along the platform