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Ascent on a longest escalator

Ascent on a longest escalator

Exiting from the metro station Victory Park, I took several photos when my clients from Belgium and I were ascending on a 3 minute trip on the longest escalator in the world. Unfortunately, most of the photos did not capture the essence of the experience and although I am not thrilled with this particular photo, the quality is the best of all that were taken. Here is a view downstairs of the 4 escalators, with a length of about 126 meters and each one containing 740 steps. There were thousands of people coming to Victory Park that day, which is the reason that 3 escalators were going up and only one escalator going down (on the left side in this photo) to avoid large crowds at the exit.

During tours around the Moscow metro, most of my clients have been quite impressed by the steepness of the escalators. This sensation might happen because many of the stations in the downtown area were built quite deep underground and have long escalators. So it seems to the people who are first time users of the Moscow metro that they are descending or ascending by 45 degree angles or even steeper. But now I will tell you a fact: all escalators in the Moscow metro have a standard angle of inclination and it is approximately 30 degrees. If you look at the escalators in the deepest underground station, "Pobedy Park" even here there is no exception to the rule. Th angle of the escalators in Pobedy Park metro station is about 30 degrees, too, as in the other stations. You can easily check this fact yourself (without the use of a calculator) if you know the length and height of the escalator. For example, I will give you the measurements of the escalators in the Victory Park station:
Length: 126 meters
Height: 63.5 meters
Sine of 30 degrees is equal to about 0.5

Here is the formula:
Sine of an angle = Height / Length
or in our example if the angle of inclination has to be about 30 degrees:
Height / Length = 0.5

So you can see that it is very easy to check the rule if you know length and height of an escalator. If the height of an escalator is approximately twice less than its length, according to the formula then the slope angle is about 30 degrees. I hope that this information was interesting and useful to you.

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With BEST Regards,
Arthur Lookyanov

Posted on: May 14th, 2009
Last Edited on: May 15th, 2009

Photo taken on 2009-05-09 at 12:24:12

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