It looks like D.C. residents and tourists will be able to ride the Metro and eat in it too—or at least parts of it.
WTOP reported that “slices” of an 80,000-pound, 4,000-series decommissioned Metro car will be repurposed as vendor kiosks. The kiosks will make their debut at a pop-up plaza with food stalls at the Grosvenor-Strathmore Metro station.
Some of the deconstructed Metro seats will also be used as free-standing seating on the plaza. The developer behind the project is Fivesquares Development.
The ribbon cutting for the vendors plaza is scheduled for May 17 at 3 p.m. There will be performances every Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday at the venue.
Since February 2017, WMATA has been retiring the least reliable 4,000-series railcars. Metro General Manager and CEO Paul J. Wiedefeld committed to having all 4,000-series cars out of passenger service by the end of this year.