December 2, Staff Report
The escalator at the 61st Street-Woodside station has been broken for the past couple of weeks and commuters have been forced to climb the stairs to get on the train.
The MTA plans to fix the escalator and has notified Community Board 2 Chairwoman Denise Keehan-Smith that it will be up and running no later than mid January.
Several disgruntled commuters have been posting angry comments about the broken escalator on the Facebook group “7 Train Blues” in recent days.
Last year, one of the elevators at the station was out for almost 12 months.