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That's as may be but I don't remember the old escalators with the wooden treads breaking down as often as these do. At any given time about a quarter of the escalators in London are not working for all kinds of reasons. Watching people who have difficulties in walking, who have children, who have luggage struggle up and down stationary escalators is no fun.
One of Charles Holden's stations. There are similar lamps in the Turnpike Lane Underground Station.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Turnpike_Lane_station.jpg
I read an interesting article recently about just how difficult it is to keep escalators running 24/7/365. Even if you make the complicated machinery as bullet-proof as you can, they are relatively easy to break and need constant maintenance. Compare an aircraft, which has a very searching maintenance regime.Ah, here we are - http://www.lrb.co.uk/v24/n05/peter-campbell/why-does-it-take-so-long-to-mend-an-escalator