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Old 10-05-2010, 08:01 PM
 
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I like to come up with new lines for the metro as a hobby and I was looking at this site at the old Cabin John railway,
Follow the purple line......it goes from Glen Echo to Georgetown.
Bicycle Path - Cabin John Trolley Route at Bikely.com

Now I am not sure how much of that trail is still big enough to hold a metro, but my guess is most of it.
Now lets expand this idea:
From Georgetown at the end of that purple line, you could go undeground for a mile till it hits Foggy Bottom Metro (Which I am guess is 2 miles tops)
Now here is the interesting part.
On the other end, the purple line on that link above ends at Glen Echo.
But if you notice, its not that far from the Cabin John Parkway.
You could extend the line north till it hits the 495.
That line, which I am proposing, would start near the Cabin John Parkway and go all the way to dc......that would be impressive.
And I bet it wouldn't cost that much to acquire land.
I am guessing 2-5 billion for the line.
I know, its about getting the money, but I am curious how feasible that route is?
I think it would serve enough people and the fact it would go through Georgetown would make that route quite interesting.
Thoughts?
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Old 10-06-2010, 04:46 AM
 
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Would destroy a lot of homes for that. I don't think the path is wide enough.
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Old 10-06-2010, 05:44 AM
 
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I've seen enough of the path to know that most of the path is uninterrupted
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Old 10-06-2010, 06:47 AM
 
Location: Arlington, VA
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You realize that there was no metro in Georgetown because the people who live there didn't want it?
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Old 10-06-2010, 06:57 AM
 
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Ya know, you're in Georgetown as soon as you cross the bridge, which is like 5 minutes away from the Foggy Bottom Metro. The only problem is, it's another 15 minute walk (more or less) to the middle of Georgetown.
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Old 10-06-2010, 07:00 AM
 
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You realize that there was no metro in Georgetown because the people who live there didn't want it?
This. Given the money and power in Georgetown, if they wanted a Metro, the mayor would be out there tomorrow with a shovel.
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Old 10-06-2010, 07:01 AM
 
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Great idea. It's absolutely critical that they extend Metro there. To walk from most parts of G'town to Foggy Bottom is too far.
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Old 10-06-2010, 08:06 AM
 
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You realize that there was no metro in Georgetown because the people who live there didn't want it?
I don't care about the history.....I'm talking about now.......is my idea idioic or, with proper funding, would the line be heavily used?
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Old 10-06-2010, 08:14 AM
 
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I don't care about the history.....I'm talking about now.......is my idea idioic or, with proper funding, would the line be heavily used?
And the residents would oppose it today.
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Old 10-06-2010, 08:16 AM
 
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According to this book, its a myth that georgtown didn't want a metro.
DC Mythbusting: Georgetown Metro Stop We Love DC


Book name is The Great Society Subway
Amazon.com: The Great Society Subway: A History of the Washington Metro (Creating the North American Landscape) (9780801882463): Zachary M. Schrag: Books


In all honesty, I don't want to have a debate about the history of georgetown's reluctance to want one.
I just want to know if the line I proposed is doable due to logistics.


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