To make this matter even more ridiculous, while the upward escalator has been out of service for more than 3 months, the downward escalator has been fully operational (at least until we get to August 12). I guess it would have been too much of an effort for TransLink to reverse the downward escalator to help people make the more difficult upward trek to the Expo Line.
The question is this: What is TransLink's excuse for such poor management?
The following bit is from TransLink's site.
Commercial Broadway Station: Station Alert SkyTrain Minor Aug 1 201312:00:AM
Effective Mon. Aug 12th from 9:00 am until Wed. Aug 14th at 3:00 pm
The 'down' escalator at the overhead walkway from Broadway station to the ticket vending machine level out of service
Effective Monday May 6 9am until further notice.
The up escalator from Commercial Street ticket vending machine level to the Broadway overhead walkway will be out of service due to scheduled maintenance.
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