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A new entrance for Rosslyn Metro

The Arlington County Board approved Tuesday night the construction of a second entrance into the Rosslyn Metro station.

The $32.6 million entrance will include three high-speed, high-capacity elevators, a new emergency stairwell and underground mezzanine and will be located across the street from the current escalator entrance on North Moore Street. Construction is expected to begin this fall.

The new entrance will better handle the increased passenger load expected as Rosslyn adds some 2 million square-feet of residential and commercial space and completion of the Silver Line to Dulles International Airport, officials said.

-- Christy Goodman

By Michael Bolden  | July 14, 2010; 1:55 PM ET
Categories:  Blue Line, Metro, Orange Line  
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a whopping 3 elevators? Wouldn't it make sense to add escalators??

Posted by: m1ke3i6 | July 14, 2010 2:35 PM | Report abuse

More entrances, more elevators, more square feet, and more passengers. But no more trains, no more tracks, no more bridges. Enjoy the delays!

Posted by: jiji1 | July 14, 2010 4:37 PM | Report abuse

"Wouldn't it make sense to add escalators??"

Given WMATA's record of success with escalators, I think fixed stairs might be a better choice (and yes, I do know how deep the Rosslyn stop is, but my opinion stands).

Posted by: 1995hoo | July 14, 2010 5:08 PM | Report abuse

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