On Monday, we posted our seventeenth photo challenge to see how well you know Metro. I took photos of five Metro stations. Here are the answers. How well did you do?
We got 15 guesses on this post. 3 people got all 5 correct. Congrats to Peter K, Mr. Johnson, and Ken Conaway. Great job!
The first image shows a train standing on the center track at West Falls Church. Only 2 stations have three tracks like this. The other one, National Airport, has a mezzanine below the tracks, so it’s not possible to get an image from this vantage point. 13 of you knew this one.
This image is a picture of the stacked escalators at Gallery Place. This station is unique in this regard because of the mezzanine right under the cross-vault. The escalators from the lower (Green/Yellow) level and the escalators from the Verizon Center mezzanine meet on the middle (Red) level. 14 of you knew this one.
The third image shows the new elevator-only entrance to Rosslyn station. It’s unique in the system. An additional clue is the building reflected in the glass. 11 got this one right.
The fourth image was a little harder. It shows the canopy at Grosvenor station. This station is very similar to the peaked roof style of stations that is very common in above-ground stations built from the 1980s onward. But the canopy at Grosvenor has a much larger “peak”. So while it’s similar to many other stations, it’s also very distinctive. 5 guessed this one correctly.
The final image is a picture of the elevator at the northern entrance to Friendship Heights. The elevator is built into the facade of the Chevy Chase Pavillion on the east side of Wisconsin Avenue. The Metro “M” is set into an awning similar to all the other storefronts along the building face. 6 got this one.
Congratulations to the winners!
Next Monday, we’ll have 5 more photos for you to identify. Thanks for playing!