New Escalators on the Way

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    NBCWashington.com

    Metro gets a new chief this week, and it will also get some new escalators.

    The Foggy Bottom-GWU Metrorail stop will receive three new escalators, a staircase and a brand new canopy.

    Riders can expect some disruptions as the new equipment gets installed.  Construction workers will replace one escalator at a time, leaving one to go up and the other to go down.

    “While we regret the inconvenience to customers, after one year customers will benefit from three brand new escalators they can rely on,” said Metro General Manager Richard Sarles. “For the first time, the station will have a staircase to improve passenger flow and increase capacity to move people through the station.”

    The upgrades are not a piecemeal replacement of parts but the installation of three brand new units.

    Check with Metro's website and NBC4 for more announcements on service disruptions and schedule alerts.