Deanwood entrance escalator replacement to begin March 21

Deanwood Pylon

On March 21, 2016, Metro will begin a major capital project replacing the two entrance escalators at the entrance of Deanwood station. The project will replace the current escalators, which were installed in 1998 and have exceeded their useful life, with brand new escalators that are more durable and reliable. Metro's contractor, KONE, will install the new escalators as part of our ongoing project to replace 128 escalators across the Metrorail system.

How will this work affect my trip?
The entrance has two escalators and one elevator providing access to Deanwood station. While one escalator is replaced, the other will be used as a two-way staircase. The street elevator will remain in service during construction.

How long will the project take?
This escalator replacement is expected to take about 6 months for site preparation, demolition, construction, installation and testing.

Deanwood Entrance

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Deanwood Entrance Escalator

Deanwood Station Quick Facts

  • Deanwood Station opened November 20, 1978
  • The entrance escalators were rehabilitated in 2001.
  • Deanwood Station serves nearly 2500 passengers on an average weekday

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