Eastern Market entrance escalator replacement underway

Advisory Effective: 1/25/17 - 12/7/18

On February 13, 2017, Metro began a major capital project replacing the three entrance escalators at the entrance of Eastern Market station. The project will replace the current escalators, which were installed when the station opened, 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 entrance has three escalators and one elevator providing access to Eastern Market station. While one escalator is replaced, customers will continue to have access to the remaining two escalators and the elevator.  

How long will the project take?

This escalator replacement project is expected to take about two years for site preparation, demolition, construction, installation and testing of all three units.

How can I stay informed about the project?

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