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Escalators used by Metro have history of trouble
Article | Metro may be the world's largest owner of an outmoded and problematic type of escalator, one that has had brake failure accidents in other transit systems and is known among experts for requiring a high level of maintenance.
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Commuter describes harrowing climb on Metro escalator
Article | Michael Murphy has ridden Metro trains for a quarter-century - and he is an amateur hiker - but he said he's never had a scarier challenge than he did on Tuesday afternoon in ascending a Tenleytown Station escalator.

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