[NABS-L] looking for help on navigating the D.C. metro

Kenia Flores-Student kenia.flores at furman.edu
Sun Mar 10 18:00:56 UTC 2019

Hi Jameyanne,

I am so thrilled to hear you will be visiting D.C. soon. I spent a semester in the city and grew very fond of the Metro system. It can certainly be confusing initially, but it does get easier with practice.
Many trains do use the same platform, so I found it helpful to download the app called 'Metro and Bus'. The app allows you to navigate by station according to the line(s) the station is located. It will let you know which train is coming next, so if you know which platform you're at, you should be able to get on the correct train. I hope this is helpful. Please feel free to reach out off list if you have any additional questions. Best of luck in DC!


Kenia Flores
Furman University '20
Departments of Politics & International Affairs and History
2nd Vice President | National Association of Blind Students
President | North Carolina Association of Blind Students
(704) 476-6629
Kenia.flores at furman.edu

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Subject: [NABS-L] looking for help on navigating the D.C. metro

Hello all,


I'm going down to D.C. next week to do some preliminary explorations because I may be moving there next fall for a job. I spent some time in the area last summer, and I really struggled with the Metro. I'm wondering if there's anybody on this list who has experience with the D.C. metro and can explain to me how to know what train is coming next. It seems like a lot of the time multiple trains use the same platform, and I've never heard audio announcements saying which train is coming next. Thanks for the help.




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