Escalator Problems Strike Twice Sunday

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    NEWSLETTERS

    Mechanical problems struck Metro escalators twice on Sunday morning.

    Just before 7:30 a.m., Metro issued an alert advising that all entrance escalators on the Red Line's Bethesda station were out of service.  Metro said it was a mechanical problem, and that shuttle bus service had been requested.

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    NBC4 obtained exclusive video of the October 2010 escalator collapse following a rally on the National Mall.

    One hour later, mechanical problems have stopped the entrance escalators at the Q Street entrance of Dupont Circle.  Saturday morning, escalator service stopped briefly at Dupont Circle's 19th Street entrance, also for mechanical problems.

    WMATA recently published a report on system-wide performance, and noted that in May, 1 out of 6 escalators were out of service.  Following the report, Metro told News4's Chris Gordon riders could expect escalator issues for the next five years.

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    People who ride the rails say it's about time Metro gets its act together. The system is wearing down and that's left escalators out-of-service time and time again.

    Metro reported that all escalator problems had been resolved by 9 a.m.