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Here are the answers to whichWMATA week 18

On Monday, we posted our eighteenth photo challenge to see how well you know Metro. Three of our readers took photos of different stations. Here are the answers. How well did you do?

We got 30 guesses on this post. Seven of you got all five. Great work, iaom, Patrick, Russell, Phil, Justin...., Peter K, and Adam H.

Image 1. Photo by DC Transit Nerd.

The first image is a picture of art at the Archives station. This installation is called "Ocean Piece" and is located in the entrance to the station. 24 of you got this one right.

Image 2. Photo by Sand Box John.

The second image shows Prince George's Plaza. This station's unique design is very distinctive, and 24 of you knew this one.

Image 3. Photo by DC Transit Nerd.

The third image shows a train standing on the platform at New Carrollton, viewed from the adjacent Amtrak platform. Clues include the yellow edge-of-platform strip on the Amtrak platform, and the parking garage, visible at far left. 21 of you guessed this one correctly.

Image 4. Photo by Ben Schumin.

This picture shows the entrance to Capitol South station. The clues here include the lack of a canopy above the escalators, the rowhouses visible in the distance, and the parking lot in the foreground. 13 of you got this one.

Image 5. Photo by DC Transit Nerd.

The final image shows a strip map at Gallery Place. WMATA tends to test out new signage at Gallery Place, and this is the only place on the Red Line where the strip map includes arrows showing the direction of travel. 10 got this one right.

Thanks to Ben Schumin, DC Transit Nerd, and Sand Box John for submitting photos! Thanks to all of you for playing.

Next Monday, we'll have 5 more photos for you to identify.

Matt Johnson has lived in the Washington area since 2007. He has a Master's in Planning from the University of Maryland and a BS in Public Policy from Georgia Tech. He lives in Greenbelt. Hes a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners. He is a contract employee of the Montgomery County Department of Transportation. His views are his own and do not represent those of his employer. 


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Gah. All of them right, but the Capitol South...I thought it was maybe U Street's 10th St. entrance/exit.

by JDC on Aug 13, 2014 3:03 pm • linkreport

That New Carronton one could have been Franconia-Springfield as well. Not sure what sets them apart. I'll take a look tonight. Perhaps there is some barrier between the VRE and the metro rails.

by Jasper on Aug 13, 2014 3:12 pm • linkreport

@Jasper: Franconia-Springfield doesn't have a separate canopy; all of it is underneath the mezzanine. New Carrollton has a winged-shaped one similar to other Orange Line stations east of Stadium-Armory.

by Phil on Aug 13, 2014 3:22 pm • linkreport

That New Carronton one could have been Franconia-Springfield as well. Not sure what sets them apart. I'll take a look tonight. Perhaps there is some barrier between the VRE and the metro rails.

The parking garage is different and New Carrolton and it is clipped in the photo

by Richard on Aug 13, 2014 4:27 pm • linkreport

Hah, I used Capitol South for years but I came from the south side so I always used the elevator, had no clue what the escalator looked like.

by Andrew on Aug 13, 2014 5:13 pm • linkreport

Capitol South was the only one I would have gotten. I’m on the orange/silver line in Virginia, so Capitol South is my go-to station for Nats games to avoid the transfer and the crowding at Navy Yard. Tortilla Coast across the street is a pretty big plus too.

by Jason on Aug 13, 2014 5:42 pm • linkreport

3 for 5. And of course I hit submit and about five seconds later realized #4 was Capitol South. #5 wasn't going to happen.

by DM on Aug 13, 2014 11:17 pm • linkreport

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