Metro began a major capital project to install three new escalators at the Bethesda Station in October.
The project will replace the current escalators, which are more than 30 years old and have exceeded their useful life, with brand new escalators that are more durable and reliable. Metro's contractor will install the new escalators one at a time, keeping the other two escalators in service.
Metro warns riders that in the event of a service disruption, the station could be temporarily closed to prevent safety hazards related to overcrowding. This may happen with little advance notice. When the station is temporarily closed, Red Line trains will bypass the station in both directions and passengers on the platform will have to exit the station.
More information is available on Metro's website.