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Metro Unveils 7 Rehabilitated And 3 New Escalators

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Metro has unveiled 10 rehabilitated or new escalators at two of the transit agency’s busiest stations.

Seven escalators have been rehabilitated at Union Station and three new ones are in place at the Foggy Bottom station in Washington. The new equipment is part of the agency’s effort to overhaul or replace escalators at 25 stations in the next few years.

Metro spent $2.2 million on repairs to the escalators at Union Station and began the work in July 2010. The new escalators at Foggy Bottom, along with a new staircase that will be installed next year, are part of a $5.9 million project that began in January.

In February, Metro plans to replace three escalators at the south entrance of Dupont Circle in Washington.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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