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New escalator open at Bethesda Metro station
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BETHESDA, Md. (WUSA9) -- Metro riders who use the Bethesda station should have an easier ride to the rail platform Monday.

The first of three new entrance escalators is now open. The new escalator has a rise of 106 feet, making it the second longest escalator in the Western Hemisphere. The escalator behind the Wheaton station is the longest.

It took crews took nine months to tear out the old escalator and replace it with the new one.

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