by Patrick Boylan
http://www.philly.com/philly/news/20130 ... n.html?c=r
SAMANTHA HENRY , The Associated Pressironically there are some posts in the Amtrak 'Short of rebuilding Penn Station...' thread http://railroad.net/forums/viewtopic.ph ... 55&start=0 that complain about deliberately inappropriately, in the poster's opinion, changing escalator direction.
Posted: Monday, January 7, 2013, 10:16 AM
JERSEY CITY, N.J. - One man says people screamed and there was panic when an escalator changed direction at the Exchange Place PATH commuter rail station in Jersey City.
Port Authority spokesman Ron Marsico says four people were injured when the escalator malfunctioned Monday shortly after 9 a.m. At least one person was taken to the hospital, but the extent of the injuries was not known.
Nick Lukish of Brooklyn, N.Y., says he was headed to work and midway up the escalator when the moving staircase started going down.
The 33-year-old says he saw a stampede of people at the base while others jumped on an adjacent escalator.
Lukish says he sustained cuts and bruises.
Two of the three escalators at the station have been shut down.