Most of the Metro system currently is serviced by six-car trains. Use of the system is at rush hour capacity on some lines and quickly approaching capacity on others.
Because this is a two-track transportation rail network, there is no ability to increase the number of trains being put through in order to transport the growing number of riders. We can, however, dramatically increase the number of riders by extending the individual trains from the current six-car configuration to eight-cars.
This clear and capable solution will expand the capacity for each train by 33%, thereby alleviating much of the overcrowding.
Or, we could try the “white glove treatment” depicted here.
A coalition of business leaders have come together to secure funding for eight-car trains.