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Metro defends walk-left-stand-right escalator code

Shanghai Metro said today the "walk left, stand right" escalator signs will not be removed but an emphasis will be made on the need to grab the handrail when riding. The remark was made in response to some people's suggests to abolish the code.

Lan Tian, a Metro official, said they have stopped promoting "walk left, stand right" for a while but many commuters have got into the habit. The practice is not in conflict with the requirement for "holding the handrail while riding."

"There has been no accident associated with the "walk left, stand right" practice. We ask people to hold the handrail whenever they walk or stand on the escalator," Lan said.

"While it may be impossible to observe the walk-Left-stand-right code during the rush hour, the practice makes it convenient for people in a hurry. It is also observed in Western countries," the official added.


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