Bethesda Metro Elevators Back in Service

Wednesday, Jan 2, 2013  |  Updated 6:14 PM EDT
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After being out of order for seven months, the elevators at the Bethesda Metro station are again open for use.

The elevator upgrade project was expected to take four months. The elevators were inspected Wednesday and returned to service around 6 p.m.

Earlier Wednesday, News4 spoke to travelers who said they're thrilled the elevators will finally be back in service.

"I usually take my bike on the bus and to the Metro station," said Katherine Carr, a Metro rider. "It's kinda annoying cause I have to carry it on the escalator and that's kinda illegal."

Another rider, Tyler Orr, told us, "I would absolutely rather have an elevator because it's that much easier. This is doable but just a pain."

The next big project there is a full replacement of the station's three escalators. The details of the escalator replacement project are still being worked out, but construction is scheduled to start early next year.
 

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