Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Status of Roosevelt Island Subway Escalators - Real Improvement Or Pathetic Hope?

Image of Roosevelt Island subway escalator from RIRA

Has anyone else noticed that the Roosevelt Island subway escalators not currently undergoing capital repairs seem to be working more reliably the last 7 days or so? Maybe it is just the particular times that I have been using them, but to me the escalators breakdowns seem to be occurring less often than previously. It is pretty pathetic though, that a few days of normal escalator service is cause for celebration.


Anonymous said...

I don't know if they were "breakdowns" or that for some reason they were turning them off during the day. A couple of times I got home at about 5:30 just in time for an MTA worker to take out his keys and turn the escalator on. Of course this didn't help the people who had already walked up. But you're right, they have been ok lately.

Anonymous said...

It is definitely pathetic, and you know it. I've noticed the new escalator, usually pointed down, has been out a lot, and constantly since new. If the new escalator doesn't work, is there really any hope? It's a scandal, just like the NY Times pointed out recently.