Advisory

Posted: Mar 18, 2014 Expiration: Aug 31, 2014

Reagan National Airport: Important notice about elevator rehabilitation project

Starting on or about Friday, January 31, Metro will begin a major, multi-month rehabilitation project on the two platform elevators at Reagan National Airport.

This is the first time since the station opened in 1977 that the elevators will undergo a full-scale rehabilitation. A rehabilitation results in a "like new" elevator, with a new passenger cab, controls, lighting, motors, hydraulics and communication systems.

Elevator service will be maintained at most times

To minimize customer inconvenience, the elevators will be taken out of service one at a time starting with the elevator on the inbound (Fort Totten/Largo Town Center) platform.  Metro will position a special "bridge train" on the center track at the station to allow riders to access the in-service elevator on the opposite platform.  The bridge train will allow passengers to move from one platform to the other by safely crossing over the center track.

By using the bridge train, Metro will keep Reagan National Airport Station accessible to riders while this essential elevator improvement work is advanced.  However, there may be certain weekends where track work and single tracking require that the bridge train be moved from the airport station.  During these weekends, shuttle service will be provided between Reagan National Airport and Crystal City stations.  (At this time, there are currently no weekends where the bridge train will be unavailable.)

We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your patience as we work to further improve elevator reliability.  If you have any questions, please call Metro Customer Service at (202) 637-7000.

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