The Gazettereports that one of the proposed electric substations for the Purple Line—the light rail slated to run on an old CSX train bed from Bethesda to New Carrollton—is getting some criticism from the neighborhood.
Twenty substations will be needed to be built along the Purple Line, and three of them are likely to be in residential neighborhoods, The Washington Post reported last month.
Some residents near where one of those three stations is slated to go—on Wayne Avenue, Silver Spring, between Cloverfield Road and Greenbrian Drive—say that the station could be too noisy and visually intrusive, and that it should be underground, The Gazette reported.
But, the station should not be louder than an air conditioner, Maryland Transit Administration's Purple Line Manager Michael Madden said, and it could be disguised as a house, but that possibility has not placated residents. >>>Read the full story on The Gazette's website.
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