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Is It Time for Metro Rail to Get a Face Lift?

9:54 AM PST on January 4, 2012

Rendering: Alexander Friedman

There's a lot of positive things one can say about Metro Rail. That the train cars are attractive is not one of them. The common stainless steel train cars don't create an attractive visage for first time rail passengers, many of whom are also confused that purple line trains are painted red.

Over the break, Streetsblog reader and avid So.CA.TA. member Alexander Friedman sent me a photoshop of the standard gray rail cars with a more colorful update. Friedman's more attractive picture raises am interesting question: is it time for Metro heavy rail cars to get a face lift?

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