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Passenger Facilities

Rail Station: Capacity/Enhancements ($1,184.3 Million)

As ridership grows over time, high volume stations will face overcrowded condi- tions making it difficult for customers to transfer and navigate the system. Improve- ments are needed to move passengers from the platform to the mezzanine area and to the street level in order to ensure platforms are clear before the next train arrives. Additionally, capacity improvements will address pedestrian bottlenecks and separate customers waiting on the platform from those leaving the station. At stations with the highest entry and exit demand (Metro Center, Gallery Place/ Chi- natown, L’Enfant Plaza, Farragut North, Union Station, and Farragut West), Metro has identified needed capacity improvements including entrance escalators/stairs, passageways to mezzanine, fare collection equipment, mezzanine to platform es-

calators/stairs, platform widening, escalators/stairs between upper/lower platform,

and lower level platform occupancy. Over the next ten years, Metro estimates that 16 new sets of stairs, 17 new escalators, 11 new elevators and more than 12 new fare gates are needed.

Core Station Capacity Enhancements

New

Increase Fare

Extend

Pedestrian

Entrances Collection Mezzanines Connection

Additional Vertical Circulation

Widening Platforms

Metro Center

Gallery Place

Metro Center-Gallery Place Interconnection

Farragut West

Farragut North

Farragut North-Farragut West Interconnection

Union Station

L’Enfant Plaza

2003-2006

2006-2014

2015-2020

Other capacity enhancements include a 400 foot long pedestrian tunnel between Farragut North and Farragut West stations. This pedestrian connection would shorten the travel time going from Virginia toward northwest Washington and vice versa by eliminating the need to go to Metro Center to transfer. On a weighted average basis across all markets, the pedestrian tunnel is expected to shorten each

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