One Last Washington Photo

Transit in Washington was very similar to that in London; only it was more modern and there were no breakdowns in the tunnels.

One thing that always fascinates me about underground transit is the gentle wind that comes before the train; the wind that tells you the train is coming through the tunnel and will arrive at any moment.

Calgary’s C-train is mostly above ground so Calgarians don’t get to experience this. It’s above ground because the water-table in Calgary is too high and the rock too dense.

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  1. The Metro here (DC) is generally quite clean. Eating and drinking are prohibited — there have been cases of teenage children being handcuffed for eating/drinking on a train.

  2. According to this site (

    Planning for Metro began in the 1950s, construction began in 1969, and the first segment opened for operation in 1976. Metro is one of the largest public-works projects ever built, and it is the second-busiest rail transit system in the United States.

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