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I took the challenge! I rode the travelator from the bottom of the hill in Central all the way to the top of Mid-Levels!

It took me three attempts to determine exactly where it started...then realized I had been at the starting point with friends before! Mercy! And to think I claim to be good with a map!


Here are some Travelator Escalator factoids for you:

 

  • The escalators are 800 metres (2,600 ft) long with a vertical climb of 135 metres (443 ft).
  • The total travel time is twenty minutes, but most people walk while the escalator moves to shorten their trip.
  • Due to the geographical situation, the same distance is equivalent to several miles of zigzagging roads if traveling by car.
  • It consists of twenty escalators and three moving side-walks.
  • According to Guinness World Records, these escalators together form the longest outdoor covered escalator system.
  • The escalator daily runs downhill from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. and uphill from 10:30am to midnight.
  • It was officially opened to the public on 15 October 1993
  • The daily traffic exceeds 55,000 people, although originally forecast 27,000.

 

*thanks Wikipedia for the facts!

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