Tuesday, May 1, 2012

What is the longest escalator in the United States?


The longest continuous escalator in the United States and the Western Hemisphere is located in Washington D.C. It is at the Wheaton station of the Washington D.C. Metro system. It is 230 feet long with a vertical rise of 115 feet. It can take approximately 2 minutes 45 seconds to ascend or descend without walking.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wheaton_%28Washington_Metro%29

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi Friends, deepest escalator is in Prague / Czech Republic / Namesti miru Metro Station. It is 43 meters (141,076 feet) Knows anybody about more deepest escalator at World?
Greetings, excuse me my english.

Welcome in Prague, Radek

West Warwick Public Library said...

Thank you for the question. Looks like the longest escalator in the world is in Moscow, Russia. Park Pobedy station on the Arbatsko-Pokrovskaya Line opened in 2003 and features escalators 126.8 m (413 ft) long, containing 740 steps. From start to finish, a ride on the Park Pobedy escalators can take almost 3 minutes.

Anonymous said...

I always ride this escalator and it scares me to death, but no one else usually seems bothered by it.