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Advisory: Farragut West Metro Station Entrance Reopened

The 17th and I Street entrance of the Farragut West Metro Station has been reopened after authorities dealt with a report of a suspicious package.

By Washington Post Editors  |  April 8, 2009; 7:58 AM ET
Categories:  Advisories  
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Metro sent out no alerts to riders about this closure - which caused quite a bit of confusion (and consternation) for those of us who normally stage our rides so that we are on cars near the 17th St. exit. Having to walk all the way to the opposite platform underground and then repeating the walk in the opposite direction above ground adds several minutes to the commute time for Metro riders.

Posted by: sciencegrrl | April 8, 2009 10:51 PM | Report abuse

It's two blocks! Oh I'm sorry, 4 in total. Get over yourself. I'm sure you can use the exercise.

Posted by: UMDTerpsGirl | April 10, 2009 4:10 PM | Report abuse

It's not the distance - it is the time required. Because of the time required to walk the length of the platform, wait for the extra crowds to clear escalators and fare gates, and walk back to 17th above ground (including two additional traffic lights), the entrance closure added almost 15 minutes to the commute. For someone who is trying to time arrival at a meeting or work, this is a significant delay.

Posted by: sciencegrrl | April 14, 2009 9:28 PM | Report abuse

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