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METSS_190707_09.JPG: It looks like they were getting ready to install some of those outside shelters on the platform.
METSS_191025_01.JPG: The station has been modified to raise the height of some of the side barriers trying to prevent jumpers. Having noticed that, I watched a kid walked through one of the redesigned emergency exits.
I talked later to one of the attendants and he said they were instructed to not confront jumpers. He said the DC government had pretty well gutted enforcement when they decriminalized the activity. As we were talking, two kids squeezed through the gates without paying.
Description of Subject Matter: Silver Spring
Colesville Road underpass.
Penguin Rush Hour, 1989 (2016)
Sally Callmer Thompson
Latex paint on marine plywood; replaced with aluminum printed panels (2016)
100' l x 8' h
The playful mural whimsically depicts crowds of penguins as Metro customers during rush hour. The mural's popularity inspired the City of Silver Spring to adopt a penguin as its unofficial mascot. Originally painted on wood panels, the artwork became damaged by the elements over the years and was removed in 2004. Penguin Rush Hour was refurbished and replicated on aluminum panels, and returned to its original location in 2017.
This project was funded in part by the Arts & Humanities Council of Montgomery County and is on loan to WMATA.
Wikipedia Description: Silver Spring (Washington Metro)
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Silver Spring is a Washington Metro station in Montgomery County, Maryland on the Red Line. It is the first station in Maryland on the eastern end of the line and is the most-used station in Maryland.
The station serves the suburb of Silver Spring, and is located at Colesville Road (U.S. Route 29) and East-West Highway. A MARC station straddles the Metro station, with the two halves of the MARC station connected by a pedestrian bridge. Trains from Grosvenor-Strathmore terminate here during midday. Service began on February 6, 1978.
Prior to the opening of the Forest Glen station on September 22, 1990, the Silver Spring Station was the terminus for the eastern end of the Red Line. Trains would either be run into the station on the inbound track for restarting in the opposite direction, or the train would arrive on the outbound track and go out of service, whereupon it would be run into the pocket track just beyond the station, the operator would walk back to what was the tail end of the train, and use the console at that end to restart the train in the reverse direction, and return to the station on the opposite track. This latter move is what is presently done when Red Line trains terminate at Silver Spring in regular service.
Like Brookland-CUA station, the platform at Silver Spring is slightly curved, with convex mirrors located on the inbound side of the platform to aid train operators in making sure the area is clear before closing the doors.
This station is planned to be one of the Metro stations on the Purple Line system, formerly known as the Bi-County Transitway.
Several Metrobuses and Ride On buses serve this station.
Paul S. Sarbanes Transit Center:
The proposed transit center will sit on the site of the current Silver Spring Metro Center. The new three-floor, urban, modal, state-of-the-art facility will feature 34 bays for Metro, Ride-on Buses, University of Ma ...More...
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2019 photos: Equipment this year: I continued to use my Fuji XS-1 cameras but, depending on the event, I also used a Nikon D7000.
Trips this year:
a four-day jaunt to Massachusetts (Boston, Stockbridge, and Springfield) to experience rain in another state,
Asheville, NC to visit Dad and his wife Dixie,
four trips to New York City (including the United Nations, Flushing, and the New York Comic-Con), and
my 14th consecutive San Diego Comic-Con (including sites in Utah).
Number of photos taken this year: about 582,000.
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