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well-that-was-fast t1_ir627q1 wrote

Reply to comment by cfitzpancake in Train to Ashburn! by albinotuba

Exactly this.

There is no way you can run trains on 4-minute headways out to suburban parking lots -- which is what most of the system is outside of DC.


sagarnola89 t1_ir6g6e7 wrote

Agree wholeheartedly except I'd amend this to say outside of the Beltway. Stations outside of DC but within DC (Arlington, Alexandria, Bethesda, Silver Spring, College Park , etc) usually aren't on suburban parking lots.


well-that-was-fast t1_ir6gzra wrote

I agree there are few non-parking lot stations outside of DC, but this:

> outside of the Beltway.

is pretty generous. Alexandria Eisenhower looks like this and King St isn't vastly better.


sagarnola89 t1_ir6hx8d wrote

That's fair. Alexandria is especially bad. Better examples would be Arlington, Bethesda, and Silver Spring, all of which have walkable urban cores around their metro stations.