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Wheaton escalator service restored

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3:40 p.m. Update: Metro reports that two of Wheaton's three escalators between the mezzanine and the platform are in service.

Original post: Metro reports that shuttle bus service has been requested at Wheaton Station, because the ascending escalators are all out of service. The Wheaton escalators, at 508 feet, are the longest in the system.

Metro has 588 escalators, more than any other transit system in the Western hemisphere.

Starting in the spring, as part of a Red Line rehabilitation contract, Metro will overhaul 46 escalators, replace six escalators and rehabilitate 22 elevators at the Dupont Circle, Farragut North, Metro Center, Gallery Place, Judiciary Square, Union Station and Foggy Bottom stations

Riders report from the rails (#wmata):

By Michael Bolden  | October 8, 2010; 1:46 PM ET
Categories:  Metro  
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Only the ascending escalators are out of service? Can't they turn a descending escalator into an ascending escalator?

Posted by: DOEJN | October 8, 2010 1:59 PM | Report abuse

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