Update: Escalator at East Broadway Station is Once Again Out of Commission (Updated 1:39 p.m.)

This morning at the East Broadway station. Photo via Vinny M's twitter feed.

This morning at the East Broadway station. Photo via Vinny M’s twitter feed.

As we reported earlier, the escalator at the East Broadway station isn’t working this morning.  After being closed for a year-and-a-half, the new escalator began rolling late yesterday. But commuters this morning have been telling us that it’s now stopped, forcing people to walk up to street level. Here’s some photographic evidence, via Vinny M’s twitter feed.

UPDATED 1:34 P.M.

East Broadway near Rutgers Street; Con Ed crews are on the scene.

East Broadway near Rutgers Street; Con Ed crews are on the scene.

Allan Drury, a spokesperson for Con Ed, says the utility has crews on the scene, where they’re trying to repair a problem with an electrical cable leading to the East Broadway subway station. The outage is impacting the escalator, as well as lighting in the station.

 

5 comments to Update: Escalator at East Broadway Station is Once Again Out of Commission (Updated 1:39 p.m.)

  • RoBow

    The Bowery St. escalator was not working yesterday either. Except for the non-stop recordings, over and over again. It’s driving me nuts just waiting for the train.

  • Sharon R Mayer

    If this were a problem at a station located in a busy uptown tourist destination would it be taking the MTA this long to fix it? I think not…

  • Gabriel Meister

    I used the escalator there last night — it was bliss, bliss and heaven, like silvery wine flowing in a spaceship, gravity all nonsense. :) Seriously, it was wonderful, and I hope it’s back up and running ASAP — people need it, people with kids, older folks, really anyone over about 22 years old who hasn’t trained for a marathon.

  • sgrant

    How incompetent can these escalator guys be??

  • Sandra Walker

    I could have had two full term pregnancies in the time it took to get this escalator project done. Ridiculous. Also it is hard to believe the hurricane Sandy flood waters ever touched this station. It is a grungy as ever with the same pools of water and trash in the track bed. Hope the much talked about “clean up” doesn’t take as long to be completed as escalator fiasco.