Updated: Bethesda Metro Station Closes Again After Another Escalator Outage

The station reopened around 11:45 a.m. Monday

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Aaron Kraut

Updated at 11:45 a.m. – A broken escalator had Red Line trains bypassing the Bethesda Metro station Monday morning.

Metro announced the latest issue at the Bethesda station just before 9:30 a.m. Escalator service was restored and the station reopened just before 11:45 a.m.

Because of an ongoing escalator replacement project, Metro has said it will close the station whenever one of the two remaining in-service long escalators into the station don’t work.

Metro set up shuttle service at the station to the Medical Center station and from Medical Center to Bethesda. It also asked riders to consider taking Metrobus Route J2 to Silver Spring to take the Red Line downtown.

The station last closed on Wednesday night due to a power outage. The first new long escalator opened just last week.

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