Is this the steepest escalator?

It’s certainly the steepest escalator I’ve been on.  When Parliament Station, Melbourne opened in the 1980’s these were the longest escalators but didn’t seem to be the steepest.  They create a huge talking point with anyone especially visitors who travel on them for the first time.  They are quite scary but you get used to them. I’d love to know what the gradient is.  The advertising boxes on the side give an indication of the gradient.


5 thoughts on “Is this the steepest escalator?

  1. Rats! I stayed in a little hotel near Parliament Station; I would’ve liked to have seen for myself how steep the escalator is. I will say, however, that the escalators into a number of underground stations in Prague are on the steep side, too. 🙂

    • It’s funny how you learn things after you leave a place isn’t it? I do it all the tme.

      I would like to travel on the escalators in Prague to compare the gradient. I would be totally freaked out if it was steeper. I wonder which station in the world has the steepest escalator.

      • I’d love to know the answer to that very same question. It’s almost enough for me to fly back to Praha just to test out their “deep”and “steep” metro-escalators. 🙂

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