Second Longest Escalator in the Western Hemisphere Makes Its Debut

With a rise of 106 feet, it's not for the faint of heart.

— -- This Metro escalator in Bethesda, Maryland is not for the faint of heart:

Nauseous yet?

The longest escalator is in the system's Wheaton Station, according to the WMATA.

The ride down in Bethesda is just under three minutes.

“This is a significant improvement for our customers at Bethesda Station,” Metro said in a statement. “This first new entrance escalator will provide more reliable service for the thousands of passengers who travel through the station each day.”

The station -- which services nearly 11,000 commuters each weekday, according to WMATA -- is undergoing a multi-million dollar renovation, which includes the new escalators and improvements to lighting.