With Metro crowding getting worse by the year, the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority has begun exploring some possible ways to solve capacity issues by mid-century. The solutions generally involve splitting the Blue Line from the Yellow and Orange lines, and the Yellow Line from the Green Line to reduce the crush at high-volume transfer stations and provide access to more of downtown without too much digging.
But Google evidently has a different solution. As first reported by Greater Greater Washington, Google Maps has created an overlay that includes the D.C. area’s Metro lines—-and then some.
Here’s the Metro network according to Google:
Sure, this second Orange Line doesn’t actually have any stations, and it’s not clear exactly which commuters it’d serve. But hey, we’ll take a new Metro line where we can get it, particularly if Google is paying for it.