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Washington dc subway

The Washington DC area subway system seemed a bit complicated to me at first, but eventually I found that it's quite logical. Purchasing metro cards runs as follows: In front of the ticket vending machine, you have to choose if you plan to buy a ticket for a single journey and then look at the list of stations and the cost of the journey to reach it. It varies depending on whether or not it's rush hour. If you want to save time on new cards is better to buy a card that has more money on it than just a single route. To get a card, you have to select a value. The machine suggests $20 to start with and 2 side buttons do raise or lower this amount until you reach the desired price. If the ticket prices get between $1.35 and $2, it is likely that this corresponds to the price of a single journey and when you exit at your destination station the machine swallows the card so that you have to buy a new one next time. If the amount of money on the card is higher than the price of the journey, the machine at the destination station returns the card so that it can be used again and recharged with more money for more trips.
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Stays

For you are going to spend more than a few days in DC, the best is to buy a SmarTrip card (available at Metro station, CVS, etc). It is a plastic card (like a credit) to the machines in the entrance of the Metro stations (where tickets are purchased) was annexed desired money (estimated at around 5-6 per day, for a tourist that price). When entering and exiting the station is placed on the machine controller, and chip system automatically deducts the price of the journey while telling you the credit you have left. It is so sensitive that you do not need out of the bag or purse. Just pass by the sensor. When you want to recharge, is introduced back into the ticket machine at the entrance, check the option B (add money) and placed the money you want. Do not forget to replace the card in the machine reading (easily identifiable) to "save" operation. It sounds complicated, but once you learn patience and attention, then it's easy. If you travel without the "necessary credit" (just like the paper version) will not let you leave the station. But fear not: behind you sure there's a machine to add the missing money and open the tourniquet control input and output. The card is to travel by subway and bus. And it is much more comfortable than the paper version. The disadvantage: it costs $ 5 fee does not count in the card. It sunk.

Estancias largas

Para los que vayáis a pasar más de unos días en DC, lo más cómodo es comprar la tarjeta Smartrip ( de venta en estación Metro, CVS, etc). Es una tarjeta de plástico ( como si fuera una de crédito) a la que en las máquinas de la entrada de las estaciones de Metro (donde se adquieren los billetes) se le anexiona el dinero que se desee ( calcular en torno a 5-6 dólares diarios, para un turista que se precie). Al entrar y salir de la estación se coloca sobre la máquina controladora y, por un sistema de chip, automáticamente te descuenta el precio del trayecto efectuado al tiempo que te indica el crédito que te queda. Es tan sensible que no hace falta sacarla del bolso o la cartera. Basta pasarla por el sensor. Cuando se quiera recargar, se introduce de nuevo en la máquina expendedora de billetes de la entrada, se marca la opción B (añadir dinero) y se introduce el dinero que se quiere. No olvidar volver a colocar la tarjeta en la zona de lectura de la máquina ( fácilmente identificable) para "guardar" la operación. Suena a complicado, pero se aprende una vez con paciencia y atención y después es fácil. Si se viaja sin el "crédito necesario" (al igual que la versión de papel) no te deja salir de la estación. Pero no temáis: a vuestras espaldas seguro que hay una máquina para añadir el dinero que falta y se abra el torniquete de control de entrada y salida. La tarjeta sirve para viajar en metro y autobús urbano. Y es mucho más cómoda que su versión en papel. Su desventaja: cuesta 5 dólares que no contabiliza en el recargo de la tarjeta. Es a fondo perdido.
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Through all of the federal capital wi...

Through all of the federal capital with its many lines of all colors, even linking Ronald Reagan south of the city, and the many different neighborhoods of Washington, the Washington Metro is rather special and deserves to make a visit. Besides the fact that it is very convenient, fast and cheap (although ticket to find out what can be a large challenge and a good laugh in perspective!), It is completely devoid of decorations and advertisements, which is extremely rare in the United States. The resulting atmosphere is rather special, not to be missed, then!

Traversant l'ensemble de la capitale fédérale avec ses nombreuses lignes de toutes les couleurs, reliant même l'aéroport Ronald Reagan au Sud de la ville, et les nombreux différents quartiers de Washington, le métro de Washington est plutôt particulier et mérite de fait une petite visite. Outre le fait qu'il soit très pratique, rapide et pas cher (même si trouver quel billet prendre peut se révéler un vaste challenge et un bon fou rire en perspective!), il est complètement dénué de décorations et de publicités, ce qui est extrêmement rare aux Etats Unis. L'atmosphère qui en découle est plutot particulière, à ne pas manquer, donc !
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