Dr. Gridlock: Elevators


Posted at 05:26 PM ET, 10/24/2012

A little snark with that elevator repair?

Signs mocking Metro's repair program have popped up in two local stations.

By Lori Aratani  |  05:26 PM ET, 10/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  bethesda station, mcpherson square, Metro, metro elevators, metro escalators, metro repairs

Posted at 01:10 PM ET, 07/12/2010

Trapped in a cage--outside the zoo

A family of five was stuck in the elevator at the Cleveland Park Metro station for more than a half hour this afternoon. At 12:45p.m., fire spokesman Pete Piringer sent out an alert that they were trapped, and it wasn't until just before 1:30 that he wrote that the family was "freed and happy." A family of five was stuck in the elevator at the Cleveland Park for more than a half hour this afternoon. At 12:45p.m., fire spokesman Pete Piringer sent out an alert that the elevator had broken with the parents and children trapped inside, later adding that everyone was safe and unharmed. It wasn't until just before 1:30 that he wrote that the family was "freed and happy." The elevator runs up a lengthy shaft from the Metro station mezzanine to Connecticut Avenue near the zoo, and is often used by families with strollers and young children bound to check out the animals--but the family likely expected to be outside, with the animals confined to their cages, not the other way around.

By Luke Rosiak  |  01:10 PM ET, 07/12/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Metro, Metro | Tags:  Elevators, Escalators