Taking the subway is something millions of people do every day across the United States. A man wanted to take his love of travel and put it towards breaking a world record by visiting all the Metro stations in Washington D.C.
Lucas Wall completed the challenge on the first full day of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority’s Silver Line service. This new line meant that the new number of stations apart of the transit system reached a total of 97.
The travel blogger started his journey at the new Ashburn Station and finished 8 hours and 54 minutes later at Huntington Station. Despite the record attempt being nearly an hour longer than the previous record of 7 hours and 59 minutes, Wall’s record held up. The previous record-holder, Scott Bennett, earned the record in December 2019, and Metro has since added six new stations.
“I did this WMATA Transit Race — also known as the D.C. Metro Challenge — to raise awareness of this long-awaited transit expansion in the national capital region and set the mark transit racers must strive to beat,” Wall said.
He added: “As a frequent traveler who has visited 135 countries, I fly often in and out of Washington Dulles International Airport and have been waiting decades to start and end my journeys with Metrorail.”