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lrothschild tweets us at 9:10am:

“Scene at Bethesda, no escalators working”

WMATA tweets:

“Red Line trains are bypassing Bethesda station due to an escalator outage. Shuttle bus service from Medical Center. 9:10a #wmata”

“Red Line: No longer bypassing Bethesda. Station has re-opened, escalator service restored.”

Earlier WMATA tweeted a similar situation at Woodley Park:

“Red Line: Trains are temporarily bypassing Woodley Park due to an escalator outage. Shuttle bus service is available from Cleveland Park.

Red Line trains are no longer bypassing Woodley Park, the station has reopened. 7:18a #wmata”

and not sure if related but:

“Red Line: Expect delays in both directions due to a police investigation at Woodley Park.”

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Well it’s Friday and there ain’t a whole lot happening so check out this other awesome house a reader sent in – 6011 Kirby Road in Bethesda. The listing says:

“STUNNING, AWARD-WINNING CONTEMPORARY DESIGNED BY INTERNATIONALLY ACCLAIMED ARCHITECT, DAVID JAMESON (FORMERLY HIS PERSONAL RESIDENCE), FEATURES CALIFORNIA-STYLE INDOOR/OUTDOOR LIVING. INTERIOR COURTYARD AND LARGE WINDOWS PROVIDE LIGHT THROUGHOUT. HIGH CEILINGS, DRAMATIC SPACES, FIRST FLOOR MASTER SUITE, OPEN LIVING AREA. PRIVATE LOT WITH POOL & SPA. MINUTES TO DOWNTOWN BETHESDA.”

You can see more photos here.

This 4 bed/3.5 bath is going for $2,195,000.

From a press release:

Today Metro announced a plan to test potential future station concepts at Bethesda Station.

As part of its strategic plan, Momentum, the model station will enable Metro to test several design concepts in a single station, with improved lighting, better information and improved customer convenience.

As an underground station with a center platform design, Bethesda represents the hardest type of station to illuminate, making it an ideal location for the “model station” pilot.

Some of the concepts being considered include:

High-output light fixtures to direct light to the vault ceiling.
A new, anti-slip zone located at the bottom of the entrance escalators to serve as a transition between the escalators and station tiles.
A new information wall enclosing mezzanine equipment including fare machines, ATMs, maps and digital screens.
A stainless steel and light gray interior to replace “Metro brown.”
A new, thinner kiosk with digital panels for service information and new fare gates with next-generation technology for faster entry and exit.
New, redesigned, taller pylons with wayfinding signage, real-time arrival information and additional lighting located on four wings extending from the top of each pylon.