30 January 2008

Escalators

One thing I like about escalators in Melbourne is that they have an overtaking lane: travellers routinely & willingly keep left, allowing an overtaking column en route.

This really helps one to gain an extra 30 or so seconds per level in order to catch a tram when one’s train has to meander slowly across tram lines, so becomes a little late.

The Central escalators were a tad scrambled this morning, with many stopped (some blocked off, some not) & several running downhill in the absence of any obvious demand, so this little escape route worked out to be quite convenient.

1 comment:

Lathiat said...

This happens in Tokyo too, everyone stands to the left and walks down the right

This happens religiously and in the very VERY busy train that are in Tokyo, helps alot with flow.

If only people in Perth were this smart...