PTA waiting for Chinese parts to fix Warwick train station escalator

The broken escalator at Warwick train station. Picture: Martin Kennealey d470105
The broken escalator at Warwick train station. Picture: Martin Kennealey d470105

THE Public Transport Authority (PTA) is awaiting the arrival of specialist parts from China to repair an escalator at Warwick train station.

Spokesman David Hynes said the escalator has been out of service for several months because of a mechanical failure.

“Our escalator contractor is waiting for a collection of specialist parts to arrive via ship from China (the parts were too heavy to be air-freighted) before starting repair works,” he said.

“Warwick Station has a ramp, stairs and lift for passengers while the escalator is non-operational.

“There is also a second escalator at this station, and our staff can switch its direction depending on the time of day (morning or afternoon peak).”

The parts are expected to arrive in the next couple of weeks but the PTA could not give an anticipated repair date for the escalator.

The escalator’s internal parts were all replaced in late 2014 as part of an $800,000 lift and escalator upgrade at the station.

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