Years ago there were “Stand on left / Walk on right” signs on the escalators at Melbourne’s underground stations.
They disappeared about ten years ago. While regulars know the etiquette, newbies and occasional users don’t, which causes frustration for those in a rush, particularly outside peak hours when the escalators (for some reason) run at an excruciatingly slow pace.
Now, at last, some action from Metro. Spotted at Flagstaff this morning:
The next step, hopefully, is signage on the escalators themselves, where they’ll get noticed by the newbies… as well as perhaps something a little clearer in its intent.
It’s only a little thing, but it makes a big difference to regular train users.