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Old July 31st, 2008, 04:46 AM   #21
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We've been doing trials in Vancouver oddly enough... where two escalators head in the same direction with the flow of traffic, forcing the opposing direction to use the stairs... It actually worked quite well and they are considering doing this...

I know in Hong Kong, some stations have three to four escalators, with the centre ones going down and the side ones going up. Or was it the other way around... either way I think that's smart.
Theyre doing the same thing in DC at the Navy Yard station, which is used for Nationals baseball games. Before the game all three escalators go up, after the game they all go down.

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Old July 31st, 2008, 09:31 PM   #22
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I believe Moscow has this setup... I remember seeing four side-by-side (two up, two down) in pictures and videos, but I will defer to a Muscovite to evaluate how well it works.
But Moscow also has those escalator guards watching the escalators while sitting in their glass booths.
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Old August 1st, 2008, 11:58 AM   #23
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Rotterdam Wilhelmina Station


(Maastunnel)


Amsterdam (North-South Line)


South WTC station A'dam
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Interesting part I saw on a site; (translation

"In The Netherlands people are acting different on escalators than in other countries. In NL people are standing left and right on the escalator. In other countries people who are in a hurry can walk on the left, and people who aren
't can stay on the right. But in NL almost nobody cares about that. And that leads many people in anger." :P
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Old August 1st, 2008, 10:01 PM   #24
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Same in Hamburg. People are always standing on escalators, mostly in the center so no one can pass.
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Old August 2nd, 2008, 12:55 AM   #25
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Here in Magenta
5 escalators go up and in the upper level there is 4 escalators that go down.





The passengers flux are segregated.
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Old August 2nd, 2008, 11:48 AM   #26
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thanks for the answers... still really did not get the answer (i think)
is it common to perform maintenance from below the escalator??

is there any guides on calculating platform capacity???

my platform is open 12m x 140m
4 escalators on one end 3 on the other
kinda in the middle 2 stairs 2.4m on up one down that link to another platform with its own proper exits ect
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Old August 2nd, 2008, 04:33 PM   #27
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"In The Netherlands people are acting different on escalators than in other countries. In NL people are standing left and right on the escalator. In other countries people who are in a hurry can walk on the left, and people who aren
't can stay on the right. But in NL almost nobody cares about that. And that leads many people in anger.

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Same in Hamburg. People are always standing on escalators, mostly in the center so no one can pass.
I can't understand why people don't do that in the Netherlands or in Hamburg.

Escalators in the metro, Madrid. I'd say 90% of the people respect that unwritten rule.





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Old August 2nd, 2008, 10:09 PM   #28
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Holborn station on London Underground is the only case where there are 4 escalators in one escalator shaft. Usually i've witnessed 2 escalators going up, with two going down. I think sometimes, in morning rush hour, three go up with two going down. Often there is one switched off, or two during quieter hours. However I doubt that there would be three running down and one going up would ever happen as, with many LU stations there are escalators in stations that were built for the sole use of lifts and there is the risk of piling too many passengers into areas with insufficient space.

Anyway, here is a picture, the distance between escalators is normal, to me.

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Old August 2nd, 2008, 10:56 PM   #29
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Oh yeah, and most people respect the 'stand on the right' rule, except tourists. It's plastered everywhere, there are signs on the escalators and it is often announced. if you speak English, you'd have to be a right moron not to notice it.
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Old August 3rd, 2008, 12:23 AM   #30
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What if the signs are in Romanian and Romanian just happens to be your... NATIVE LANGUAGE? How big a moron are you then? They've even painted step signs on the steps... let me show you...

Morons still don't respect them. Look at the guy speaking on his cell.
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Its the same in the US as well.
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Old August 5th, 2008, 06:44 PM   #32
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Rotterdam Wilhelmina Station


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Amsterdam (North-South Line)


South WTC station A'dam
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Interesting part I saw on a site; (translation

"In The Netherlands people are acting different on escalators than in other countries. In NL people are standing left and right on the escalator. In other countries people who are in a hurry can walk on the left, and people who aren
't can stay on the right. But in NL almost nobody cares about that. And that leads many people in anger." :P

In The Netherlands they are quite stupid on escalators! I always thought that. If someone needs to catch a bus or train when he needs a transfer or to change trains it´s hardly impossible to be on time, because of the people standing on the escalators.

When I stay in London or in Madrid I realy apreciate it when people stay on one side of the escalator.
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what the space where the steps are shown!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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