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WMATA unveils reconstructed escalators at Woodley Park station


Photo: The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority

The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) late last week opened two new escalators at its Woodley Park-Zoo/Adams Morgan rail station.

They are the first of six escalators to be replaced as part of a multiyear project that began in January, WMATA officials said in a press release.

Crews now will begin to install another pair of new escalators at the station. Each pair of escalators requires about 46 weeks to complete.

"The escalators at Woodley Park have been in service since 1981 and are the longest in the District of Columbia; third longest on the Metrorail system," said Metro Deputy General Manager Rob Troup. "Projects like these have helped us raise escalator availability to its highest level in years."

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