Wheaton Metro Escalators Down Most Frequently

Metro escalators work 88.9 percent of the time

Tuesday, May 15, 2012  |  Updated 7:55 AM EDT
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If your Metro ride takes you through the Wheaton station, there's a good chance you'll be doing some extra walking.

The escalators at Wheaton are out of service more than at any other station in the system.

The Washington Examiner reported the Wheaton station escalators, at 230 feet long, are only working 67 percent of the time.

In contrast, the escalators at Metro's Bethesda work 90 percent of the time.

The statistics cover the period between October 2011 and March 2012.

The Woodley Park escalators are 204 feet and work about 89 percent of the time, the Medical Center escalators at 202 feet work 87 percent of the time, and the Rosslyn escalators at 194 feet work 83 percent of the time.

The system wide average is 88.9 percent. Metro's goal is to have escalators working 89% of the time.

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