Silver Spring Escalator Replacement

Advisory Effective: 8/8/22 - 11/28/23

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On September 6, 2022, Metro will begin a major capital project replacing the five entrance escalators at Silver Spring Station. All five escalators will be replaced with brand-new ones that are more durable and reliable. Metro’s contractor KONE will install the escalators as part of an ongoing project to replace 130 escalators across the Metrorail system by 2028, helping to ensure the regional infrastructure remains in a state of good repair.

How will this work affect my trip? 
The north entrance, on the north side of Colesville Road, will be closed for approximately four months. During the closure, the escalators at the north entrance will be replaced. The south entrance to the Metro Station, across Colesville Road, will remain open. The station elevator is located at the south entrance and will remain open throughout construction.

Once the north entrance reopens, escalators at the south entrance will be replaced one at a time. The south entrance will remain open during the construction.

How long will the project take? 
The replacement of the escalators at the north entrance is expected to take approximately four months for site preparation, demolition, construction, installation and testing. The replacement of the escalators at the south entrance, which will be undertaken one at a time, will take an additional 11 months.

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 Service at 202-637-7000 with additional questions.