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Old January 25th, 2008, 05:58 AM   #641
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Really? I've seen station people messing with escalators, maybe different stations have different speeds? I certainly felt the ones at Central/Tsing Yi were faster than ones at Lai Chi Kok or Kwai Fong
Are you saying you've seen technicians turn on and off escalators or adjusting the escalator speed?

Some stations have faster escalators, but that doesn't mean they'll adjust the escalator speeds throughout the day, except the ones that slow down when there's nobody on them.
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Old January 25th, 2008, 12:56 PM   #642
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Are you saying you've seen technicians turn on and off escalators or adjusting the escalator speed?

Some stations have faster escalators, but that doesn't mean they'll adjust the escalator speeds throughout the day, except the ones that slow down when there's nobody on them.
Yea I'm guessing what you're saying is right. I know for a fact that technicians reverse directions (seen that before), and I guess its just that different stations have different speeds.
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Old January 25th, 2008, 04:09 PM   #643
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I like Hamburgs subway , the tenth oldest in the world , the best line runs elevated along the Harbour front.
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Old January 27th, 2008, 03:57 AM   #644
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Are you saying you've seen technicians turn on and off escalators or adjusting the escalator speed?

Some stations have faster escalators, but that doesn't mean they'll adjust the escalator speeds throughout the day, except the ones that slow down when there's nobody on them.
Have you even read my post? (post 634)
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Old January 27th, 2008, 03:33 PM   #645
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Athens subway has got the best stations worldwide!!
Although only 70km yet,it stills expanding!
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Old January 27th, 2008, 06:35 PM   #646
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Have you even read my post? (post 634)
My point is on speed, not travel time. In fact, the speed is more felt on long escalator rides than on short ones.
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Old January 27th, 2008, 07:37 PM   #647
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And the "speed" is 0.73m/s compared to Moscow's 0.75m/s, coth said that Moscow's were "twice faster" when you said that Hong Kong's were "1.5 times faster" than London's (which i've already proven it is wrong, I used the video of the escalator at Angel to back up my calculations) meaning that Moscow's 0.75m/s is 0.5 times faster than Hong Kong's!

So is it that London's escalators are the same, or faster than Hong Kong's or am I wrong?
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Old January 27th, 2008, 07:49 PM   #648
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Oh yes, and the 0.73 figure is rounded down from 0.73 recurring, I could be cheeky and round it up to 0.74...
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Old January 27th, 2008, 10:26 PM   #649
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Although only 70km yet,it stills expanding!
Still expanding? You must be joking.
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Old January 27th, 2008, 11:00 PM   #650
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Hope your message is not for kidding cos there in Moscow you have one the longest subways in Europe.

It will reach about 124,8 km by 2020.
Except if more extensions appear in the plans.

look here :
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Old January 27th, 2008, 11:40 PM   #651
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Congratulations, Athens.
Your metro is not expanding still, but is expanding quickly
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Old January 28th, 2008, 12:26 PM   #652
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And the "speed" is 0.73m/s compared to Moscow's 0.75m/s, coth said that Moscow's were "twice faster" when you said that Hong Kong's were "1.5 times faster" than London's (which i've already proven it is wrong, I used the video of the escalator at Angel to back up my calculations) meaning that Moscow's 0.75m/s is 0.5 times faster than Hong Kong's!

So is it that London's escalators are the same, or faster than Hong Kong's or am I wrong?
I made the comparison based on London's Knightsbridge station, not Angel. I made it very clear in my original post.
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Old January 28th, 2008, 07:04 PM   #653
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I made the comparison based on London's Knightsbridge station, not Angel. I made it very clear in my original post.
So what? I've been on both escalators and they both move at a similar speed.
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Old January 29th, 2008, 12:35 AM   #654
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does it actually matter about the escalator speed being different?
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Yes.
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Old January 29th, 2008, 04:55 AM   #656
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It's about efficiency.

By the way, I've never made any reference to Moscow, as I have never ridden the system. Hence, I think it's inaccurate to try to tie several posts by several people of which how many people have been on all 3 types of escalators?
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Old January 30th, 2008, 12:46 AM   #657
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does it actually matter about the escalator speed being different?
Yea, i'm getting kinda bored. As long as the escalator works, I dont care.
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It's about efficiency.

By the way, I've never made any reference to Moscow, as I have never ridden the system. Hence, I think it's inaccurate to try to tie several posts by several people of which how many people have been on all 3 types of escalators?
What speed does the MTR's escalators go at in m/s, then we can compare, it's already established that London's is only 0.02m/s slower than Moscow's, despite coth's claims that they're twice as fast, I simply want to see if you're talking crap as well.

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Yea, i'm getting kinda bored. As long as the escalator works, I dont care.
What difference does it make? Before we were even having this discussion this thread had been dead for weeks.
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Old January 30th, 2008, 05:47 PM   #659
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What speed does the MTR's escalators go at in m/s, then we can compare, it's already established that London's is only 0.02m/s slower than Moscow's, despite coth's claims that they're twice as fast, I simply want to see if you're talking crap as well.



What difference does it make? Before we were even having this discussion this thread had been dead for weeks.
I've never seen published figures for escalator speeds. Where did you get your numbers from?
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Old January 30th, 2008, 05:58 PM   #660
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Well he didn't really said twice.
He said "significantly higher speeds" and "It's 1.5 times that speed".

So he was talking about 1,1 m/s. I can suppose that it's not really 1,5 times faster, but about 0,9 - 1,0 m/s. As i said some escalators in Moscow Metro are working at 0,94 m/s speed.
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