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A day in the life of Metro

An examination of the nation's second largest rail transit system comes at a time when Metro tries to weather an unprecedented season of danger and dismay.

 
 

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A day in the life of Metro begins without fanfare. As the sun rises a train is seen parked at Addidson Road-Seat Pleasant station, near the end of the Orange Line in Prince George's County.


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