Share your thoughts on the Bethesda Metro station’s new look

A brighter mezzanine features new light strips that are similar to fixtures at Gallery Place and Judiciary Square stations. (Courtesy of WMATA)

A brighter mezzanine features new light strips that are similar to fixtures at Gallery Place and Judiciary Square stations. (Courtesy of WMATA)

Last week, Rachel Sadon of our sister publication the Express reported the unveiling of a new look for Metro’s Bethesda Station: a new stairway, a brighter mezzanine area with light fixtures similar to those installed at the Gallery Place and Judiciary Square stations.

We’d love to hear from riders what they think of the changes. Does the new stairway help with traffic flow during rush hour (especially now that most of the federal workforce is back on the job)? Does the brighter lighting lift your spirits? Most importantly, do you like what you’re seeing?

Earlier this year, Bethesda was chosen as a pilot for a new Metro station design. Metro said it will cost about $10 million to roll out all the features there by mid-2015.

Other changes to come will involve replacing the concrete walls around stairwells with glass and steel and installing new lighting along escalators. Metro will also install anti-slip flooring near the escalators.

Post your comments below.

 

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