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All elevators out of service at Friendship Heights

Metro reports that all elevators are out of service at Friendship Heights Station. The agency has requested shuttle bus service.

Problems with elevators and escalators crop up frequently in the Metro system. The Post's Ann Scott Tyson is working on a story about the issue. If you have a story to tell, send her an e-mail.

By Michael Bolden  |  February 3, 2010; 12:12 PM ET
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Someone please explain to me why there are no escalators at FH?

Posted by: MACCHAMPS04 | February 3, 2010 6:03 PM | Report abuse

Because you haven't looked hard enough for them?

Here's a hint...NE corner of Western and Wisconsin Avenues.

Posted by: thetan | February 3, 2010 6:28 PM | Report abuse

Didn't know there was an escalator at Friendship Heights?

Posted by: klmarshall_md | February 3, 2010 10:14 PM | Report abuse

All Metro stations have escalators, except Forest Glen. That station is very deep, so elevators only. And lots of them.

Posted by: thetan | February 3, 2010 11:47 PM | Report abuse

The 3 Bethesda Metro escalators have not all been working since Thanksgiving. For almost 2 weeks after New Years, there were none working. People have had heart attacks and died climbing those steps. Doesn't Metro care about keeping its riders?

Posted by: BethesdaMJC | February 4, 2010 5:10 AM | Report abuse

Metro is an old system and it is what it is. In order that fares aren't increased; the riders should boycott for one-two days and I guarantee the fares will remain the same. New York has one standard fare; and their system is old and funtioning. Ridership would double if the fares weren't so high. Many riders cannot afford the fares, So very many riders are making the minium wages. Virginia, Maryland and D.C. should know this and consider lowing the rates. Example $2.00 and travel any where in the system. This type of fare will bring in m ore money;therefore monies will be more available for repairs, etc.

Posted by: rawdiamond61 | February 4, 2010 6:00 AM | Report abuse


Posted by: rawdiamond61 | February 4, 2010 6:01 AM | Report abuse

Boycotts won't do anything. You're already only paying a fraction of the cost of your trip. If people stop taking Metro, they'll probably save money and continue with secret service reductions.

I don't think Metro would even notice rioting.

Posted by: member5 | February 4, 2010 11:22 AM | Report abuse

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