Broken escalator at the Van Ness Muni station
Has anybody ever been on an escalator when it breaks? BART and Muni escalators are old and live outside, so it's not too surprising that they're broken fairly often. But given how common it is, why isn't it so common to see one in the act of breaking? Or to be on one when it breaks? Do they only break at odd hours, or when station agents go to turn them on first thing in the morning?
Has this happened to you?
An escalator can never break--it can only become stairs. You would never see an "Escalator Temporarily Out Of Order" sign, just "Escalator Temporarily Stairs. Sorry for the convenience. We apologize for the fact that you can still get up there." -Mitch Hedberg, RIP