This is one of my greatest fear when riding escalators. I was on an escalator once and it suddenly stopped and almost knocked a few people ahead of me over and had the threat of them falling on me and losing control.
According to the Gothamist via Joe. My. God. hundreds of commuters riding in an escalator at New Jersey’s PATH Exchange station were surprised this morning when the escalator they were riding in reversed in its direction at high speed causing injuries to a few people. And if you’ve never been on a long escalator such as the one in New Jersey – – take a look!