Update on escalator work at Glen Park Station
We apologize for the inconvenience caused by the broken escalator. The main drive assembly was out of alignment and needs to be rebuilt and replaced. This is a major undertaking that will require an extensive amount of precision work. This means the escalator will be out of service until July 2011. We are working hard to complete the work sooner, if possible.
Because of the age of the escalator, some of the replacement parts require custom machining by an out-of-state manufacturer -- the only source for these large, specialized gears. All necessary parts have been identified and the work has started to dismantle the escalator. We are hopeful that we will not find other issues as we proceed, but this is an opportunity to find and replace worn parts we don’t usually have access to.
We recognize the great inconvenience this will cause you, but it will allow us to conduct a full service on the inner workings of the escalator, which has not been done in many years. We hope that once this work is complete, it will result in many more years of trouble-free operation. Passengers will need to use the elevator or stairs. We appreciate your patience.
To check the operational status of the elevator before arriving at the station, please call 510-834-LIFT or 888-2-ELEVAT.