Rashmi Sadana रश्मि साधना ,”The Moving City: Scenes from the Delhi Metro”, 2022 about the Delhi, INDIA underground, subway was the topic of an earlier blog post.
Monisha Rajesh मोनीषा राजेश ,“Around India in 80 Trains”, 2012 also was the topic of an earlier blog post.
Here I present: Zachary Schrag, “The Great Society Subway: A History of the Washington Metro ”, 2014. The book consists of three sections: 1. Introduction, 2. Conclusion & 3. Body. Body of the text is made of ten (10) chapters. The table of contents is shown below.
1 The City, 1791–1955
2 The Plans, 1955–1965
3 The Stations, 1965–1967
4 The Region, 1966–1967
5 The Bridge, 1966–1971
6 The Builders, 1972–1976
7 The Money, 1972–1980
8 The District
9 The Suburbs
10 The Riders
Here I presented: Zachary Schrag, “The Great Society Subway: A History of the Washington Metro”, 2014. This is a cultural history of the DC underground. It is interesting reading and enlightening to read.
The Washington Metro began in 1976 with the Red Line.
The Washington Metro consists of nine (9) transfer stations for six (6) rail-lines.
The lines are listed below:
I lived in Washington, DC in the 1980’s and road the subway regularly.
I also lived in Asia for twenty years; and, I have written blog posts on the subways of both Tokyo, JAPAN & Delhi, INDIA.
I believe in a “green revolution” that is possible with subway systems as mass transportation in national capitals around the world.
Below is the Metro map CONNECTIONS to other transportation systems in Washington, DC. The airport and Metro are the connections that are the most memorable for me. I like traveling from Capital cities around the world; and, using the capital city metro railway.
Washington Dulles International Airport in neighboring Fairfax, Virginia is shown ABOVE & BELOW is most popular connection to the DC Metro subway.
The Washington DC bus routes map is shown BELOW; and, the bus routes are an alternative to the subway lines.
Boye Lafayette De Mente, “Subway Guide to Tokyo”, 2005 was the topic of an earlier blog post.