U St escalator replacement and entrance closure

Advisory Effective: 6/27/18 - 12/30/18

On or about July 23, 2018, Metro will begin a major capital project replacing the two entrance escalators at the U Street Metrorail 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 an ongoing project to replace more than 130 escalators across the Metrorail system by the end of the decade.

How will this work affect my trip?

U Street station has two entrances providing access to the station. Work will begin on the two entrance escalators at 10th St & U St. While two escalators are out of service, the east entrance will be closed. Customers will have access to the elevator and the 13th St & U St entrance escalators, which were replaced last August. 

10th and U St. Escalator Map v2

How long will the project take?

The replacement of the east entrance escalators is expected to take about 5 months for site preparation, demolition, construction, installation and testing.

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 wmata.com/metroalerts.

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