The story appears on

Page A4

July 16, 2011

GET this page in PDF

Free for subscribers

View shopping cart

Related News

Home » Metro » Public Services

More subway escalators are back on line

TWO more escalators that had been shut down for safety checks reopened yesterday at Metro Line 1's Xinzhuang Station, a major transport hub in the southwestern part of the city. And four escalators at another Line 1 station will resume today.

The escalators, made by the OTIS Elevator (China) Co, are located at the north square of the station that sees heavy passenger flow daily, said the Metro operator, Shanghai Shentong Metro Group.

The operator said six out of the eight closed escalators at the station have returned to service, alleviating the severe congestion during rush hours.

Meanwhile four escalators at Line 1's Shanghai South Railway Station are expected to resume service by today, Metro officials said.

The interval times for trains at Xinzhuang Station, which had been prolonged over safety concerns, have returned to normal to carry more passengers and ease the jams on the platform.

Shanghai began to conduct checks on the machines after a fatal accident last week in Beijing caused by a malfunctioning escalator at a Metro station. The accident killed a 13-year-old boy.

Altogether, 22 OTIS 513MPE escalators were shut down in six Shanghai Metro stations on Lines 1 and 7.

Since an investigation by the state quality inspection authority is not yet complete, city quality-control officials will keep checking the escalators to ensure their safe operation.

It was unclear when the remaining closed escalators would be restored, the operator said yesterday.

City Metro system, with 11 lines, uses 1,725 escalators, among which 691 were made by OTIS.


Copyright © 1999- Shanghai Daily. All rights reserved.Preferably viewed with Internet Explorer 8 or newer browsers.

沪公网安备 31010602000204号

Email this to your friend