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Escalators Remain Broken At Du Pont Circle Metro Station

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There was a lot of huffing and puffing from riders for a second day at Metro's DuPont Circle station. It was because for a second day, the escalators at the station's south exit were broken, forcing riders to hike the stairs.

Emotions varied from riders who had to walk the steep incline.

There was exasperation... "It was hard."

Some gallows humor..."Oh it was some of the happiest 10 minutes of my life."

But for Michael Rubenstein of Silver Spring, who rides the red line everyday from Glenmont, the whole thing just set him off.

"They're building the Intercounty Connector through my neighborhood," he says, "spending of billions of dollars on a highway we don't need. And nobody is investing enough in this infrastructure to ensure that the escalators are working."

At the station's north exit, things weren't much better. Of the three escalators at street level only one was working.

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