For a long time I thought that the Franklin D Roosevelt metro stop on line 1 was horrible. It looked dirty and often had wires hanging everywhere. I was really impressed the last time I got off the train there. They have really fixed it up.
A look across the tracks. I don’t know if you can tell, but automatic doors have been installed, something like on the newest line 14. They are converting line one into an automatic line (like 14) where there will be no conductor driving the train. I’ve already seen several automated trains come into the station with no passengers then drive on as they are doing testing as everything is converted. It’s not supposed to be ready until next Fall, 2012. I’m surprised there weren’t some sort of strikes from the drivers of the trains on this line.