Prince George’s County rescuers cut an escalator apart to free a 6-year-old boy whose hands and fingers got stuck under the handrail at the bottom of the moving staircase.
Metro says it is starting to replace three elevators at the Pentagon station on the yellow and blue line.
Metro says it’s completed an eight-and-a-half month escalator replacement project at the Dupont Circle station.
A major metro entrance in Washington will be closed for nine months while officials replace escalators at the station.
Metro is planning to close the south entrance of the Dupont Circle station in northwest Washington in order to replace three escalators.
Authorities say two men were taken to hospitals for minor injuries after an escalator at FedEx Field came to a sudden stop as the crowd was leaving the stadium.
Metro says it will need to shut down escalators at its Dupont Circle and Foggy Bottom stations for a year for repairs.
Metro officials say two workers have been fired after a 52-year-old woman fell through an escalator access hatch at the Pentagon station.
A Metro report says that some water pipes needed in emergencies to put out fires in the system’s tunnels weren’t designed to carry adequate water pressure.
Several steps of an escalator at Metro’s Foggy Bottom station have apparently collapsed into the machinery.