Escalator Apparently Collapses At D.C. Metro Station

WASHINGTON (AP) — Several steps of an escalator at Metro’s Foggy Bottom station have apparently collapsed into the machinery.

Metro spokesman Steven Taubenkibel says there were no reports of injuries at the station Friday. He says the transit agency is still trying to determine what happened.

Problems with the station’s escalators caused significant backups for passengers Friday morning.

It appears stairs at the bottom of an escalator fell into the machinery. Workers have since repaired the hole.

Taubenkibel says Metro had previously announced it was beginning a yearlong project to replace all the station’s escalators. He says delays are to be expected at Foggy Bottom because of that work.

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  • Doug

    Have you noticed just how large the rear ends, in front of you,
    have become over the years.
    What chance did the escalator stand ??

  • Matt Harrison

    seriously this is what news has come down to….. report on stuff people actually care about this is just a waste of server space. and o dear lord what wil they do…; its called TAKE THE FRIGGIN STAIRS!!!!!!!

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