This is a continuation of my “Mindanaoan In America” blog series 🙂
You can read more about my escapades in the USA when I was a 2012 International Visitor Leadership Program delegate HERE.
The first state that we stayed in was Washington DC. Like many states in America, Washington has its own subway or railway system. They call it the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit or simply – Metro.
I found the Metro Washington DC subway easy to understand although my group and I did have to be guided by our ELO Alan especially when we already had to buy our very first fare cards or train tickets 🙂 You can find below a photo of the farecards and passes machines – you can buy tickets there or you can always approach a friendly Metro employee.
Here are some easy to follow tips on how to navigate and what to do while within the premises of the Washington DC USA metro railway:
No eating or drinking is allowed.
Seating for handicapped persons are available.
Take extra note of the routes you’re supposed to follow. There might be a need for you to change trains.
According to the Metro Washington railway management, the most crowded times are 7:45 to 8:45 a.m. and 4:45 to 5:45 p.m and the busiest days are Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.
If you’re not in a hurry, you might want to ride the train during “reduced fare hours.” My group did this and we saved close to a dollar for a one-way trip, if I’m not mistaken.
Check the official Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority website for more tips, maps, real time arrivals, routes and fare tables 🙂