Stations and Passenger Facilities Investments
Metro has 91 rail stations and operates 617 escalators, the largest escalator fleet in North America. These investments include platforms and structures, vertical transportation (elevators/escalators), and station systems. In Fiscal Year 2022, we're planning to invest $792 million in stations and passenger facilities. These investments are organized into three subcategories:
- Platforms and structures, including the multiyear Platform Improvement Project to rebuild deteriorating platforms at 20 outdoor stations and introduce new customer experience improvements
- Vertical transportation, including rehabilitation, replacement, overhaul and scheduled maintenance of Metro's 618 escalators and 322 elevators
- Station systems, including lighting, station cooling systems, drainage pumping stations and fire/life safety infrastructure
Platform Improvement Project
As part of this multiyear project, we're rebuilding deteriorating platforms at 20 outdoor Metrorail stations to improve safety and accessibility. Read more.
In August 2020, we finished replacing existing lighting at all 48 underground Metro stations with brighter, more sustainable LED lighting. The new lighting infrastructure improves visibility and enhances safety and security, all while cutting energy use and reducing ongoing maintenance requirements. Read more.