Soon, the Silver Line will open, adding thousands of new daily commuters to the Metrorail system. Some number of them will be novices when it comes to riding a subway every morning and night. So we’d like to offer them some tips.

Please take a moment and tell us what your habits are as a Metro rider. What small things have you discovered you can do — in stations and on trains — to make your commute more comfortable? What are your secrets, your little tricks? And specifically what annoys you most about how other riders sometimes behave — so we can tell the new folks what not to do.

Please e-mail any and all thoughts to And please include a phone number where we can reach you, so we can talk in detail.

Thanks much.