The sound of Metro getting older
I have noted with interest your reporting on the $225,000 study that Metro hired Vertical Transportation Excellence to conduct into the sorry state of the system’s escalators and elevators [“Inspections reveal escalator problems,” Metro, Nov. 11]. I am sure that the study has merit.
But as someone who has ridden Metro for more than 30 years, I can think of an easier way to assess the health of the escalators.
For decades they ran silently and efficiently. But over the past several years — when the escalators are running — aging or ill-fitting parts have generated horrific noises that sound to me like a Tyrannosaurus rex trapped in a tar pit screeching its dying screams.
Mark Thompson, Kensington
| November 14, 2010; 9:49 PM ET
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