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Metro gets about half the riders it had for Inauguration 2009

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About 266,000 boarded the Metro system by 10 a.m. on Inauguration Day -- about half the number of those who rode Metro by that time for the 2009 Inauguration, Metro officials said. Few riders hopped on trains early in the morning, but by 8 a.m. crowds started forming at escalators and fare gates. Two stations' platforms -- Federal Center Southwest and Judiciary Square -- were so crowded that...

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