The Washington Post
“Walking into an old Metro car is like walking into 1976, the year Metro opened. The fluorescent light in the 1000-series rail car is buttery, retro and forgiving, as if designed to flatter Robert Redford in “Three Days of the Condor.”
Walking into the clinical white-blue light of a new 7000-series car is like walking into a future where no one looks their best. Maybe you’ve seen a rider or two wearing sunglasses to stunt the glare of the light-emitting diodes (LEDs), which last longer and are more energy-efficient than older lighting options.
Sitting in one of the new cars is like sitting inside a Xerox machine.”