Glen Park BART escalator to be out until January

BART riders may have noticed the barrier being installed around the
down escalator at Glen Park Station. According to BART’s website, the
repair is expected to take until January:
http://www.bart.gov/news/articles/2015/news20151007

The Glen Park Association’s Transportation Committee has been in touch
with BART’s communications department. They tell us that the escalator
” experienced a significant mechanical failure in the drive system.
This requires removal of the system and a complete overhaul. Which
means the entire thing has to be taken apart. We need to get it a new
main gear which are hard to come by and are not quickly made.”

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3 responses to “Glen Park BART escalator to be out until January

  1. Denise

    We should ask BART to install a motion sensor, to save energy when no one is on the escalator.

  2. I’d prefer if BART bought the escalator parts from a company capable of making quality materials. This total failure nonsense, requiring months of reconstruction seems to happen to one of the GP escalators about every 4 years & they aren’t even exposed to the elements. Other stations have similar issues. The vendor they use must be a brother-in-law of some BART mucky muck.

  3. Pingback: Glen Park BART escalator to be out until January | Sunnyside Neighborhood Association

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