Has anyone noticed the escalator inbetween line 9 and line 1 at Xujiahui? I’ve been meaning to mention it for a while but kept forgetting to take a pic. It has to be one of the most pointless in the world:
At first I figured that they needed the flat section inbetween the escalator and the steps but then I noticed that there are steps either side of the this that just come straight down to ground level without the flat section so this doesn’t seem to be the case.
Did they order an escalator that was too short??
Then to top things off, because of the recent escalator disasters in Beijing and Shenzhen all escalators of a similar design in Shanghai have been closed until they can be inspected. My morning commute (no driver right now) now takes an extra 5 to 10 minutes as I have to queue to crawl up the stairs at Xinzhuang.