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(CNN)   Apparently a broken escalator can become something other than stairs   (cnn.com) divider line 13
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2013-01-08 02:42:19 AM  
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2013-01-07 11:45:28 PM  
3 votes:
Well, that deescalated quickly.
2013-01-08 03:36:30 AM  
2 votes:
Somaticasual

Was it high speed? Seemed like it was just in down mode. Most escalators can be used in either direction in case one side is broken and the traffic is mostly going the other way or the traffic is heavy and they want to use both in the same direction.
2013-01-08 02:50:37 AM  
2 votes:

Cerebral Knievel: I love all the folks trying to determinedly keep walking up..


It's the people who didn't start walking up that caused the injuries, by piling on top of the people at the bottom who couldn't get out of the way fast enough.
2013-01-08 12:39:45 AM  
2 votes:

Tony_Pepperoni: Why are they call "stairs" inside but outside they are called "steps"?


I think that if it goes between levels of a building, it's "stairs" - even if they are outside. If it is a smaller change, it's "steps". And if it suddenly reverses and gobbles passengers alive, it's "scairs".
2013-01-08 06:05:58 AM  
1 votes:
As a precaution, PATH has suspended escalator service at Exchange Place through (Tuesday) morning," said Marsico.

Lot of fatties gonna be late for work this morning as they stand there staring blankly at some kind of manual walking between levels contraption...
2013-01-08 04:25:49 AM  
1 votes:
cl.jroo.me
2013-01-08 03:26:25 AM  
1 votes:
I guess it does kinda beg the question - why on earth does the escalator HAVE a high-speed reverse feature?

I can understand a reverse feature, in case folks get a shoelace stuck or something, but does that need to be high-speed?
2013-01-08 02:55:51 AM  
1 votes:

MisterTweak: Tony_Pepperoni: Why are they call "stairs" inside but outside they are called "steps"?

I think that if it goes between levels of a building, it's "stairs" - even if they are outside. If it is a smaller change, it's "steps".


Uh, no.

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2013-01-08 02:50:11 AM  
1 votes:

thisiszombocom:


Sorry for the convenience.
2013-01-08 02:48:17 AM  
1 votes:
That looked like an extremely slow "high speed reverse".
2013-01-08 02:28:44 AM  
1 votes:
Not a year goes by... Not a year, that I don't read about some escalator incident involving some bastard kid that could have easily been prevented had some parent, I don't care which one, but some parent conditioned that kid to fear and respect that escalator!

Probably butchering that line, it's probably been 6+ years since I've seen the movie.
2013-01-08 01:23:08 AM  
1 votes:
They should have elevated instead.
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