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