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WMATA to add safety, communication features to six stations

WMATA crews will install slip-resistant tiles, platform shelters, LED lighting and speakers at six stations south of the Ronald Reagan National Airport.
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Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) earlier this week announced it is adding new features at six stations on the Blue and Yellow lines to improve safety and communication of rider information.

The stations, all south of the Ronald Reagan National Airport in Arlington, Virginia, have been closed since May for platform repairs and will reopen in September. 

Crews will install slip-resistant tiles, stainless-steel platform shelters with USB charging ports, energy-efficient LED lighting and improved speakers for public announcements and emergency notifications, WMATA officials said in a press release. 

WMATA also will replace static maps with 55-inch digital information screens that show upcoming train information and service alerts simultaneously.

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