Image of a DC Metro train and a man standing right inside the doors of one of the cars.
credit: Peter Roome/ Flickr

Last week, a close friend of mine was closed between the metro doors. The doors opened, closed, and opened again. Now, she has to get shoulder surgery. The system tells you to wait for others to get off. So when you do that they never give you any time to board the train. You will need about 30 more seconds to board when others get off. And even if the Metro is upgrading their system, they need to upgrade their intercom system as well.

There are so many incidents where passengers are closed in the metro doors and, like my friend, many people are getting hurt. So when you hear “Step back, doors closing” please step back and, until the Metro fixes this problem, your safety is your only concern.