Widen the westbound platform at the Gallery/Pl Red Line level all the way to the wall and consider adding Crowd Control Stanchions to separate riders walking down to transfer and riders waiting for the Red Line trains.
Previously, Metro had removed benches to reduce crowding but more is needed here.
Metro was designed with lighted alcoves to keep people away from the wall in order to reduce graffiti. Riders cannont tough the walls of the station as a result. I propose filling in that alcove for 50-100' at the Gallery Pl/Red Line westbound platforms in order to widen the platform at relatively low cost (see attached photo with yellow indicating widened platform area). While it would cover the existing lighting located in alcove, those lights could be moved overhead.
See existing conditions GP-1.jpgand then attached photo with yellow widened platform area.