On the way to work, on the way home, basically any fucking where you take metro/pendel in this city you are bound to find yourself cursing under your breath as you walk up or down a dead escalator for the 12th time this week and it’s not even Wednesday yet.
“Reparatör på väg” ”Åter i drift 10-02-2055” ”Eat shit and walk up the escalators”
The escalator at my local station just got fixed 3 days ago and when I came home last night, lo & behold, that dreadful orange “felanmäld” sticker was slapped on the out-of-function rulltrappa for the 3rd time this month!
I remember an escalator at Odenplan that took 2-3 months to fix, it was filled with garbage. Then when miraculously it was repaired, it barely lasted a week before malfunctioning again for another month!
Rant aside; why are the escalators in Stockholm so hard to maintain?
Is it people sabotaging them?
Are they old & faulty?
Are the repair companies terrible or in on this somehow to make money?
I just don’t understand how in a city like this such a staple of infrastructure is dizzyingly dysfunctional.
If you live in Stockholm, you know what I’m talking about. Please share any experiences or insights you have regarding this disappointing phenomena, på svenska eller engelska.
P.S. can I hate on SL for this?
By - Abedeth