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Escalators

  • 2nd Feb, 2005 at 3:59 PM

They've just finished installing new escalators at the Guy-Concordia station.

Will, Forman and I were walking into it, and we noticed that the escalator was moving reeeeaaaally sloooooowly. I got onto it, and it sped up within a second or two.

Wow! Energy saving escalators. Obviously, they have to move slowly, otherwise people would think they were broken. But it's a really clever idea to speed up only when there is a load.


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(Anonymous)
3rd Feb, 2005 00:19 (UTC)
Speaking about escalators, I tracked down the site on escalator safety that I was talking last night:
http://www.kone.com/en_MY/main/0,,content=40831,00.html

It's quite hilarious in parts. My favourite myth/fact pair is the following:

MYTH: Escalators can reach out and grab you.
TRUTH: No part of an escalator can do this.
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