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METMED_970226_01.JPG: Washington's subway system
METRO.GIF Washington's subway system
Much of the Washington DC public transportation system is underground, such as this stop at the NIH Medical Center on a Saturday Night (not the most popular place to be on a date night I guess). Trains are announced by the flashing of the platform lights and doors close with a familiar "bing bong" chime. Note the security camera on the ceiling.
PS It's not true that the creature from the movie "Alien" was discovered here during tunnel construction.
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Wikipedia Description: Medical Center (WMATA station)
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Medical Center is an island platformed Washington Metro station in Bethesda, Maryland, United States. The station was opened on August 25, 1984, and is operated by the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA). Providing service for the Red Line, the station serves the National Institutes of Health campus and the National Naval Medical Center, also known as Bethesda Naval Hospital, and is located at Rockville Pike and South Drive. Since there is little retail in the area and no commuter parking lot, this station is used almost exclusively by employees at those two institutions.
The station opened on August 25, 1984. Its opening coincided with the completion of 6.8 miles (10.9 km) of rail northwest of the Van Ness–UDC station and the opening of the Bethesda, Friendship Heights, Grosvenor and Tenleytown stations.
In September 2009, Montgomery County submitted a $20 million federal grant application to build a pedestrian tunnel under Wisconsin Avenue to improve access to the Medical Center stop. If funded, construction would occur in 2011.
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