This morning was a good commute from Shady Grove to Dupont Circle. We held at Friendship Heights and the conductor told us that a train had just left the platform so we would hold for an additional 30 seconds to let that train get further ahead of us.
Both the platform escalators at SG and the south side of DCircle have been inoperable for several days. I saw a woman with a baby stroller this morning walking toward the escalator at DCircle and then suddenly stop when she saw it wasn't moving.
Red Rider Rating: 9
Unfortunately, last night's commute from DCircle to SG gets a much lower rating than this morning's commute. The train held at every outside station (Grosvenor, White Flint, Twinbrook, Rockville, and just before Shady Grove), for about 2-3 minutes per stop. The passengers weren't given any explanation about why, nor did the conductor say how long we would be holding at any station. Total duration was about 50 minutes. Luckily Sir Ride A Lot and Red Rider both brought good books to read!
Combined Sir Ride A Lot and Red Rider Rating: 6.5