Metro announced the replacement of all of the entrance escalators at the Bethesda Station. The escalators were originally installed in 1984.
Looks like frustrated Metro riders in Bethesda, Md., are in luck.
Metro announced plans Wednesday to replace all of the entrance escalators to Bethesda station.
“We can’t keep doing band-aid repairs and hope they will last – it’s time to just replace the entrance escalators at the Bethesda station,” said Metro General Manager and Chief Executive Officer Richard Sarles.
The announcement comes as Metro is currently replacing escalators at the Foggy Bottom station and is planning to replace escalators at Pentagon and Dupont Circle stations.
Currently, the project to replace all three entrance escalators at Bethesda Station is slated to begin in early 2014, but the project could potentially be accelerated, Metro said.