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Saturday, January 4, 2014

Saturday Supplement: Around the Metro in 86 Stops

Every Saturday we publish an article (or more) that is of interest to both DC residents and visitors which first appeared on a website other than The Prices Do DC.


When it comes to making New Year's resolutions, Stephen Ander does not mess around. Today, the 31-year-old government research consultant embarked on a feat few have accomplished: To visit every Metro station in a single day.
"I am a dead-set New Year's resolution-maker and I sadly could not budget it into my 2013, so I'm rushing to get into my 2014 goals," he told DCist. Ander, an Alexandria resident, will rise early and head to the Franconia Metro station when it opens to begin his journey. "The Metro opens at 7 a.m. and closes at 3 a.m. I think it's doable," Ander says
Of course, this isn't the first time someone has attempted to visit every Metro station—all 86 of them—in a single day. Last year, 23-year-old Andrew Baker conquered the system in seven hours, 27 minutes, and 49 seconds. Ander says he wasn't aware that anyone had done this before, but that's not deterring him at all. He's also doing things a little differently than Baker. Whereas Baker only exited a train to transfer to another Metro line, Ander will get off at every stop and take a picture of the station then hop back on.
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