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Escalator at Woodside station to be repaired by mid January


Dec. 2, 2016 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.

Chris Michael Moll wrote: “And you want to slap us with a fare hike next year,#MTA????!!! ???

Last year, one of the elevators at the station was out for almost 12 months.



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Walk up the stairs lazy woodsiders. Most of the people who live here now had to walk thru jungles and desserts, whats a flight of stairs.


Just make a staircase f the escalator. Let the people walk up, americans are too lazy, look how fat the kids are


call your counsel person Jimmy Van Bramer and see what he will do about it absolutely NOTHING – nothing to put in his pockets –


Maybe if Van Bramer weren’t constantly needlessly antagonizing the MTA, he could place a call. As it stands…


Woodside station has been neglected for many years. It needs an overhaul of platform, stairs, escalator.


Who cares. Walk up the stairs lazy. Your probably 25yrs old and your complaining. Ot should be used for the disabled and the elderly


This is the point – people can’t get to the subway because they are elderly or disabled. Read the article.


this has been an ongoing issue for the last 5 years now — the TA is doing nothing about it it has been reported to Jimmy Van Bramer for the last 5 years ago — none of the stations are ever taken care of properly — this should be reported to all NEWS stations across new york


If I recall, one of the issues with the elevator was urine causing damage to the electrical components. Such a charming station!


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