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Metro police announcement is white noise to some riders - Source Washington Post

Posted on Jan 01,2013
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efficient means of transportation on opening day of the new Nationals ballpark on Sunday,
March 30, 2008.

Source Washington Post

By Mark Berman


ALEXANDRIA, VA. -
The message has accompanied countless Metro rides. From tunnels in the District to the tracks across Maryland and Virginia, it’s always there.

“If you are in urgent need of police assistance while riding in the Metro system, please call Metro Transit Police at 202-962-2121,” the recording says.

But to many riders, it’s just background noise, no different from the rumbling trains and door chimes.

“I hear it so often I don’t pay attention anymore,” said Sari Houston, who works for a nonprofit organization in Alexandria and lives in Northeast Washington.

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