Metro staff at the scene put up “Out of Service” logo. (Miss Lu for map)
escalator suddenly broken, the same as being blasted. (According to friends @ TSE’s Sina microblogging)
Express reporter Zhang Binglu
around 6:30 pm last night, the Guangzhou Metro Line 2′s trip to Guangzhou Railway Station down the escalator suddenly broken. Fortunately, at the fracture site at the end of the escalator, no casualties. MTR said the cause of the accident escalator comb plate is too heavy to withstand the force of circumstances, was a suitcase zipper stuck, while the passenger’s luggage was stuck hard pull, leading combs tilt until the break.
when the accident occurred, witnesses Miss Lu mouth just ready to take in the escalator.
“We are planning to embark on the elevator, just listen to loud noise, we are terrified!” Miss Lu recalled, that time is rush hour, a lot of people, we are all crowded to move forward , “the escalator from the concourse to the site of a down escalator, but fortunately not that the road is long, long escalator.”
escalator with a loud noise is automatically stopped, and many passengers were scared. She walked down the stairs, etc. to see the top of the escalator, escalators had broken part of the deformation, “such as tear strength was great.” Soon, MTR staff to divert the passengers on the escalator stairs access, escalators two also used the blue barrier and surrounded him.
to Miss Lu feel fortunate that at that time break location is not to stand on the escalator, “broken escalator that you can plug the hole in the next full thighs, if you stand with people, the consequences could be disastrous!”
after the accident, on escalator maintenance personnel for emergency repairs. Yesterday morning at about 4 am, the maintenance staff has done a site for broken escalator replacement parts, escalators being repaired after 6 pm the day after running.
metro area that – too much heavy baggage zipper stuck comb
midnight yesterday, the Guangzhou subway in the microblogging explanation of the cause of the accident: a preliminary investigation to determine, because in the past too much too heavy to carry passenger luggage ride the escalator, the escalator’s comb plate severe than the capacity, deformation leading to comb the pressure off. Comb plate is damaged, triggering an internal shutdown protection, automatic stop ladder process without any injury to personnel. Yesterday, the reporter further understand the repair process in the escalator also found a break in the broken comb plate zippers. “Zipper head can be inferred from the luggage of passengers in addition to the escalator comb plate under heavy pressure, the zipper head stuck comb, the resulting comb tilt, rupture of the situation, it must be hard to pull the passenger baggage caused because the interior space enclosed escalator, usually can not fall into the foreign body. “subway official explained.
harmful heavy baggage escalator
for the accident, that someone suspected to be caused by the accumulation of long-term risks, but also the quality of users questioned the escalator, poor maintenance . MTR which are denied.
The person in charge explained that due to the Guangzhou Railway Station, Guangzhou East Railway Station, Tianhe Bus Station and other sites, to carry the passengers luggage out quite frequently, but only for pedestrians to use the escalator. Luggage escalator ride, the long run will cause great damage to the escalator. “In most sites, there are vertical elevator for carrying the luggage.” The official said, the vertical lift position is usually out of the subway will be able to see, easy to find, but some of the passengers are often not enough to understand subway facilities, or plans a time convenient for the accident lay hidden.
Metro said it would do the monitoring
However, claims on the Corporation “is not caused by the accumulation of long-term risks,” Miss Lu witnesses expressed doubts , “the power of a person carrying much luggage? moment to pull off the escalator step is impossible.”
Miss Lu believes that although many people at that time, but because it is rush hour, not many people with particularly large number of baggage on the elevator, “I have actually been here to work, often need to see this escalator inspection, maintenance, and basic one week 1-2 times.” Despite the things in the past for a while, but she still felt very scared, “my colleague I almost got on the elevator trip, shock ah! “yesterday, Metro officials, who said,” Our company also reflect on the issue of these stations is very special, passengers, mostly migrant workers who, more than a luggage out of the situation ; the Spring Festival approaching, time is also very special. “
He said the next step Guangzhou Metro will be based on actual, strengthen the propaganda of the passengers, while deployed staff in the elevator, escalator mouth do the monitoring and discouraged, strengthen inspection and inspection efforts, time to stop the escalator on the oversized luggage, guide the use of vertical lift, to avoid similar occurrences.
luggage too heavy, could not hold the escalator?
Metro official said, passengers took the ladder of quality is the key reason
escalators have overloaded one say? According to China promulgated the “escalators and moving walkways of manufacture and installation of the safety norms” (hereinafter referred to as “Code”) requirements, escalators running time 140 hours a week, and in any three-hour intervals, the last time does not exceed 0.5 overloaded hours. According to the “standard” provides the calculation formula, according to Guangzhou Metro escalator 1 meter wide, 0.65 m/s speed to calculate the Guangzhou subway escalator use the maximum capacity of 11,700 people/hour.
yesterday, Guangzhou Metro, the official told reporters, “Generally, a higher level station 2 is not overweight individuals, but with luggage is not easy to say.” He said, every country, every the city’s subway stations, passengers baggage specifications are very specific requirements. Guangzhou Metro provided the baggage carried by the length, width, not exceeding 1.6 meters high, the weight can not exceed 30 kg. Into the gate at the subway, there are signs to remind passengers. In addition, station will carry the luggage of passengers on the implementation of persuasion, but the allowable range of luggage will recommend to go vertical lift.
the subway official said, “This is the international management exclusion size, oversized baggage damage to the elevator, passengers took the ladder leading to escalator failure is the quality of cause of death. Some of the passengers because of heavy baggage, dragging hard on a hard pull on the escalator, is likely to make foreign body stuck into the comb. “
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