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Mark It – Metro faregates to accept SmarTrip only starting March 6 – Also escalator replacement coming to Georgia Ave-Petworth

by Prince Of Petworth March 1, 2016 at 11:58 am 17 Comments

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From WMATA:

“Starting Sunday, March 6, Metrorail faregates accept SmarTrip only and will no longer accept paper farecards, a key milestone on Metro’s yearlong phase-out of the outdated fare media. Customers with paper farecards may transfer the value to a SmarTrip card by using the brown vending machines at Metrorail stations or at any Metro sales office through June 30, 2016.”

and

“Georgia Ave-Petworth east side entrance (closest to northbound lanes of Georgia Ave NW)
Temporary closure begins Monday, March 21, 2016

Two escalators will be replaced at the station entrance located on the east side of Georgia Ave NW. The entrance will be temporarily closed for approximately 45 weeks to accommodate construction.
Customers may access the station via the west side entrance, located directly across Georgia Ave NW.
The current escalators were installed when the station opened in 1999.
Metro has already installed five new escalators at Georgia Ave-Petworth Station.”

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