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WMATA to replace Bethesda Station escalators

The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) early next month plans to begin a major capital project to install three new escalators at Bethesda Station.

The project calls for replacing the existing 30-year-old escalators one at a time. Rising 106 feet, the entrance escalators at Bethesda Station are the second longest in the western hemisphere, which means replacing them will be a much harder task than their initial construction, WMATA officials said in a press release.

The project is expected to take two-and-a-half years to complete.

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