Metro is continuing an ambitious program to fix many of its broken escalators, with renovation work on three of the escalators at the Pentagon station beginning today.
Officials say three of the six escalators at the stations will be removed during the renovation. The escalators are 80 years old, and the company that makes them stopped producing them, as well as their parts, several years ago.
Metro officials say mending the escalators is not practical or cost-effective.
The escalators that are being fixed are on the station's south side. Riders will still be able to enter and exit through the north side.