Originally Posted by DKaz
It's usually around 15 and 45 past the hour when outbound trains full of transfers from the West Coast Express rush in. It's not bad if the outbound train arrives midway between the inbound trains, but when they arrive at the same time, it's chaotic.
And if one escalator is not moving (but walkable)... if one escalator is unwalkable, or someone's standing on the left side, it get's congested.... that's when the Burrard exit stairs doors are propped open.
(Sidebar... the "Stand Right, Walk Left" signs have disappeared. And the short-lived talking escalators said "Do not walk"... (and "face forward", "stand in middle of step"... but not "do not run up the down escalator".. which I've seen a few times)
At Burrard, if I'm at the rear of the pack, I'll choose 'stand right', rather than join the slow moving walkers on the left. If I win the gold medal and am the first one to the escalators, walk up)
Department store escalators don't seem to be out of service for weeks at a time. I suspect all that walking is harder on transit escalators. Maybe this would help http://youtu.be/lF0ZZg-jxfs?t=25s
Originally Posted by ryanmaccdn
I find that they are pretty clear that they are emergency exits..... no?
Most are alarmed but have fallen into disrepair.... although the sweet justice here with the compass card will be when whomever decidedes to use them they will be dinged the full price trip instead of tapping out and getting the cheaper.
One thing that really grinds my gears are people who open the windows on Mark 2 trains..... I just about punched a lady the other day.
Clearly people don't understand the fundamentals on how AC works.
Why they didn't just lock the windows out is beyond me. Stupid stickers mean nothing.
Today I noticed some avoided the crowd by using the stairs... and no alarm! Not surprising considering those stairs were open for 6 months when the elevator was unavailable.
A/C on MK-II.. That time of year again
Changing the wording on the windows made little difference. How about "Fine for opening"