Metro Adds Dash Signs to Expo and Blue Lines
August 16, 2012 3 Comments
As I reported a few weeks ago after the Transit Coalition meeting, Metro this week rolled out their new dash signs to help clear up confusion between Expo and Blue Line trains.
The signs are a cheap, easy way to make things a little clearer for passengers trying to get on the right train.
They are, however, limited to help only passengers who see the front of the train as it approaches. They’re nice and clear when outside in the sun and should be great for the Pico stop, though they’re a bit harder to see on the dark platform at 7th Street / Metro Center. Also, trains are often already sitting at the platform at 7th Street, so you won’t see it approach before getting on.
In the end, it will provide some help and it’s definitely a good addition to the trains. Little steps to make things clearer are always great. Except of course when the driver forgets to switch the sign, like today when I boarded a train that said CULVER CITY with a BLUE LINE dash sign… then things get extra confusing.