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Metro car will be turned into a kiosk at Bethesda pop-up

The pop-up will be on May 17 at the Grosvenor-Strathmore Metro station

A 4,000-series railcar arrives at the King Street station platform.
Photo via Wikimedia Commons/SchuminWeb

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.

Old Metro car to become vendor kiosks at Grosvenor–Strathmore [WTOP]