Suitland escalator replacement

Advisory Effective: 9/26/17 - 5/15/18

On October 2, 2017, Metro will begin a major capital project replacing the four station escalators at Suitland 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?

There are four escalators, two between the entrance and mezzanine and two between the mezzanine and platform as well as two elevators that provide access to Suitland Station. One entrance and one platform escalator will be replaced simultaneously. The adjacent escalators and staircase will remain open for the public to walk on. Customers will continue to have access to the two elevators.

How long will the project take?

This escalator replacement project is expected to take about seven months for site preparation, demolition, construction, installation and testing of all four 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