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WMATA TESTS COLOR-CODED ESCALATOR HANDRAILS


The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) has begun testing color-coded escalator handrails to help direct Metro riders to the different lines, Washingtonian.com reports. The test, being conducted at the Fort Totten station, was undertaken based on a staffer's suggestion, WMATA said. The escalator handrails, in green, yellow and red, correspond with the lines available at the station, which are accessed at different platforms. WMATA characterized the test as a "cost-neutral" project, because the handrails are replaced regularly anyway, and the price difference for colored handrails is "negligible."

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