“...made them pay exit fare ...”
“I’m not PAYING for your broke@$$ train!”
SLAM! as I exit....protected by the hundreds in my wake.
not surprised. Metro is a sinking craphole and will cost a lot more lives before it gets better.
The cars are ancient by any standard, the stations were designed to look good in a photo shoot and win awards but they are an accident waiting to happen. Between the busted elevators, busted escalators, cracking floors, broken turnstiles, broken fare machines, leaking stations, wilding incidents, burglary, armed robbery and assault, I’m surprised people still ride it.
I rode it for 15 years and you could see these problems all around you but it never seemed to change. Like most municipal projects, WMATA has just become an organization that distributes retirement and health benefits and not what it’s named.
Here is what probably happened. The maintenance shift was light due to everyone taking holiday this month. This job was either put off or just extended past it’s time or completed by someone using medicinal MJ. The train was either too short (too few cars) for the run or just overloaded because a previous train was unable to accommodate passengers and there was too much stress on the brakes.
In other words, they were lucky lives were not lost right before a holiday due to their inability to do anything.