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Felanmälda escalators could not be turned off

Since the city line was opened in the summer of 2017, it has continuously reported about the problems with the escalators, for both Stockholm City and Odenplan.

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Felanmälda escalators could not be turned off

Since the city line was opened in the summer of 2017, it has continuously reported about the problems with the escalators, for both Stockholm City and Odenplan. By the beginning of the week, was forced to shut parts of The city line station in Stockholm City, due to errors on the escalators. The same thing happened last summer.

the DN could in may of last year tell us that over 5,000 tickets have come in regarding The escalators, in the first four months.

since Then, there have been additional just over 6,000 notices regarding The 66 escalators, between may last year to 23 march of this year.

Over 4,000 of these have been assessed as acute and just over 2.600 of the notifications has been about escalators that don't go to start. An error is regarded as acute when it can cause risk to person or property, or if it can lead to traffic forced to shut down.

it may be a relatively large amount of duplicates among the notifications, but presskommunikatör Claes Keisu says that it is still not an acceptable amount of error reports.

– No, it is very much. We can say that it has been very, very wrong on the escalators in the Stockholm city line from the start.

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DN:s review also shows that the staff have at least six occasions, when it is something wrong on the escalators, not managed to turn them off.

Claes Keisu says that a problem has been that not all station assistants had keys to the escalators, or knew where they existed.

" of course It is not acceptable and may possibly have resulted in a security risk. Now it's going to be fixed.

when the staff had a key to the reported problems getting the escalators to stop. In a notification from the in July, it says that the escalator is not going to turn off because the staff do not have the key, and that ”if the nödstoppas will be started automatically again”.

Claes Keisu says that the escalators will start automatically after pressing the emergency stop button and the escalator is empty of people.

" It is not possible to say if this is acted on that it has been something wrong or if it's just been information between the different people who use the system on how the escalator works. Since we don't know if this happened when there were people in the escalator or not, " he says.

In the report from may of last year states that ”the Emergency stop on the escalator only works temporarily. Relaunch despite the broken stream and blocked the proximity sensor”.

" It sounds alarming, but we need to find out more about what actually happened in order to be able to know what it was. There are several things you need to figure out before you can say that it is a security risk, says Claes Keisu.

According to him, it is not possible to go back in the particular case to see what exactly has been done, but Keisu says that he is convinced that the problem is fixed. He also stresses that even if an escalator is not gone to close of the need it does not pose a security risk for travelers.

– They are not less safe than any other escalators that we have in the system. We would not run them if they are not safe.

In July last year began one of The escalators to rush backwards in double speed, but that it went to slow. After the incident, inspected the escalators and the supplier Otis guaranteed that they were safe. In the damage report which was presented in January of this year suggested, however, that the 19 escalators of the accident-prone type should be addressed.

SL said that this would be completed at the end of march, but Claes Keisu says that the forecast has been postponed.

– As it looks now, we believe that everything will be clear only towards the summer. It was not so fast as you thought, there are many tight spaces, and more complicated than first anticipated, " he says.

" It means that we will have the situation we have now, in the worst cases, even up to the summer. But the ambition is to have a sufficient number of escalators running in order to keep running the station.

" Yes, such a risk exists.

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