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Old Posted Aug 29, 2008, 8:54 AM
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Originally Posted by NYC4Life View Post

MTA Unveils "Sleep Mode" Escalators

August 11, 2008

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority has unveiled a new escalator technology that will go into effect today.

The escalators are equipped with sensors, telling escalators to slow down to a crawl when no one is using them, and to speed up when a rider approaches.
This is new? I know several places in Stockholm that already has this. Older ones you have to get on before they get going, but renovated ones are fast on the uptake and are going almost full speed by the time I get on. Sitting alone on a station with all the escalators shutting down from lack of use in the last 5 minutes is... eerie. And kinda cool.
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