Georgia Ave-Petworth Station east side escalator replacement begins March 21

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On March 21, 2016, Metro will begin a major capital project replacing the two entrance escalators at the east side entrance of Georgia Avenue station. To accelerate the project timeline and reduce customer impact, Metro will temporarily close the east side entrance where the escalator replacement work is taking place. The project will replace the current escalators, which were installed in 1999 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 east side entrance has two escalators providing access to Georgia Avenue station. While the escalators are replaced, customers can use the station’s west side entrance on the opposite side of Georgia Avenue.

How long will the project take?
This escalator replacement is expected to take about 45 weeks for site preparation, demolition, construction, installation and testing. Temporarily closing the entrance allows Metro’s contractor, KONE, to replace two adjacent escalators at the same time, effectively cutting the duration of the project in half.

How can I stay informed about the project?
We encourage you to sign up for MetroAlerts to receive project updates by email. You can also receive messages alerting you whenever there is a delay or service change. Sign up for free at

Georgia Avenue Station Quick Facts

  • Georgia Avenue Station opened September 18, 1999
  • Georgia Avenue Station serves nearly 6500 passengers on an average weekday

Stay informed by visiting this page or calling Customer Service at (202) 637-7000

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One Comment on “Georgia Ave-Petworth Station east side escalator replacement begins March 21”

  1. […] been almost 7 months since the Georgia Avenue Metro Station’s east escalators closed for replacement. I’m happy to report that they are finally open to the public again and […]

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