Rockville Station Escalator Replacement
Advisory Effective: 11/28/22 - 7/5/23
On November 28, 2022, Metro will begin a major capital project replacing the two platform escalators at Rockville Station. Both escalators will be replaced with brand-new ones that are more durable and reliable. The escalators are being installed as part of an ongoing project to replace 130 escalators across the Metrorail system by 2028. Thirty-three escalators have been replaced since the project began.
How will this work affect my trip?
While the escalators are being replaced, access to the platform will only be available using one escalator as a two-way staircase or via elevator. All elevators, as well as the staircases and tunnel used to access the station, will remain open.
How long will the project take?
The replacement of both escalators is expected to take approximately 8 months for site preparation, demolition, construction, installation, and testing.
How can I stay informed about the project?
Additional information can be found on the Escalator, Canopy and Elevator project page. Customers are also encouraged to sign up for MetroAlerts text or email messages to receive project updates and service information or contact Customer Relations at 202-637-1328 with additional questions.