Metro escalators to be upgraded with multi-million dollar contract

More than 20 percent of the escalators in the Metrorail system will be either repaired or replaced after WMATA awarded a multi-million dollar contract to a Finnish company.

The $151.1-million contract, which was awarded to the KONE Corporation, will see 128 of the system's 588 escalators either replaced or modernized by 2020.

Metro says that 88 escalators will be replaced by 2018, with 40 more undergoing work in 2019 and 2020.

The move is a key part of WMATA General Manager Richard Sarles' multi-year capital rebuilding effort known as Metro Forward.

The stations where escalators will be replaced or modernized are:
•Archives (3 escalators)
•Arlington Cemetery (4 escalators)
•Bethesda (4 escalators)
•Branch Avenue (2 escalators)
•Brookland (1 escalator)
•Capitol Heights (3 escalators)
•Cleveland Park (5 escalators)
•College Park (1 escalator)
•Columbia Heights (7 escalators)
•Congress Heights (7 escalators)
•Court House (3 escalators)
•Deanwood (2 escalators)
•Eastern Market (3 escalators)
•Friendship Heights (6 escalators)
•Georgia Ave-Petworth (7 escalators)
•Glenmont (7 escalators)
•Huntington (1 escalator)
•Judiciary Square (4 escalators)
•Medical Center (3 escalators)
•Metro Center (2 escalators)
•Minnesota Avenue (2 escalators)
•Mt Vernon Sq (5 escalators)
•Naylor Road (2 escalators)
•NoMa-Gallaudet (4 escalators)
•Shady Grove (1 escalator)
•Shaw-Howard (4 escalators)
•Smithsonian (6 escalators)
•Southern Avenue (4 escalators)
•Stadium-Armory (2 escalators)
•Suitland (4 escalators)
•U Street (4 escalators)
•Van Ness (6 escalators)
•Waterfront (3 escalators)
•Woodley Park (6 escalators)