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Bethesda Metro Elevator To Be Shut Down For Repairs

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The entrance elevator at the Bethesda Metro station will be taken out of service later this month, according to WMATA.

The elevator, which operates between the mezzanine and street level, will be out of service for approximately four months for its first major rehabilitation since the station opened in 1984.

Metro wants it repaired first before embarking on a major project in early 2014 to replace the three existing entrance escalators, which are notorious for breaking down.  At 212 feet, the station's entrance/exit escalators are the second longest in the Metrorail system.  

While the elevator is being repaired, free shuttle bus service will be available for customers between Medical Center and Bethesda stations.

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