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Report: Bethesda Metro Elevator Could Open This Week

Metro is awaiting a state inspection before it can re-open the elevator following a much-delayed rehabilitation project, The Washington Examiner reports.

After several delays, the Bethesda Metro station elevator could open late this week, The Washington Examiner reports.

The elevator closed in May for a rehabilitation project that was initially expected to take four months. Metro crews ran into delays acquiring parts for the project, and new state elevator codes also contributed to the delay, according to a Gazette report.

Metro is awaiting a state inspection before it re-opens the elevator, even though the repair work is finished, according to The Examiner.

Next up for the station? A  expected to launch in early 2014.

Lisa December 26, 2012 at 02:07 PM
I will believe this when I see it. As someone who lives in downtown Bethesda I find this outrageous! Typical metro blaming someone else for their mistakes. They could have built an entire buidling in this time period. I am blessed to not be disabled but this is huge problem for the many that are and rely on metro to get to work. The shuttle takes forever. Taking bets on how soon it will break down after they open it.
Jeff Krasney December 26, 2012 at 03:35 PM
It is about time. I think Metro needs to scrap its escalators. As Thomas Friedman explained it (I am paraphrasing),"...in China, when officials see the need to improve a station by putting a new station in, it takes three to four weeks. When the Washington Metro needs to fix its escalators or elevators, the project takes a year." The USA can not continue to live in the 19th Century!

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