We have been celebrating Capitol Hill Station’s first Christmas of service but in what has mostly been a season of light for the light rail facility, there has been one holiday dark spot.
The “up” escalator from the main platform has been out of service for weeks — some say two, others, three. While outages for the escalators haven’t been uncommon, this one might, indeed, have set a record:
— Gary (@SousDesNuages) December 28, 2016
Sound Transit blames the delay on the state telling CHS that the agency is awaiting word from Washington Labor & Industries to “approve the repairs.”
In the meantime, the blocked-off route shows there is, yes, such thing as a broken escalator.
We’ve already documented why Capitol Hill Station’s escalators are sometimes reversed. If the current outage continues, we may be faced with another perpetually broken Capitol Hill escalator. Remember what happened to the other one: It’s now stairs.