How to Get On and Off an Escalator?

Answer Getting on and off an escalator is simple for most people. However, some people are scared of riding an escalator because of a previous bad experience, stories they may have heard, warning signs or... Read More »

Top Q&A For: How to Get On and Off an Escalator

What has friction got to do with escalator?

Friction is principally important for the proper functioning of the moving handrails of an escalator. The handrails are driven by friction and if there is insufficient, their speed can get 'out-of... Read More »

How to Take a Stroller on an Escalator?

Although many people are seen managing strollers and even wheelchairs on escalators, it is a high risk endeavor. The risk of injuries, including amputations on escalators is highest for children yo... Read More »

What's a subsequent escalator?

I think he means, don't get on another escalator, or the next one over, that kind of thing.....

Why is the handrail always faster than the escalator?

Slippage. The handrails are supposed to be tuned to the steps so they *should* stay perfectly in tune. But sometimes the stairs are faster than the handrail, and other times the handrail is faster ... Read More »