Metro Considers Ripping Out Carpet in Railcars

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    Metro's top officials are thinking about ripping out the carpet in trains and replacing it with a speckled black hard surface.

    Metro General Manager Richard Sarles says that despite periodic shampooing, the carpet is often stained with gum and other gunk.

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    New train cars that are on order will have no-slip floors, not carpet. They will ultimately replace the oldest cars in the system, which have been running since it opened in 1976.