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Hi There The longest escalator in the world used to be the 100 meter ones in Leningrad USSR, I saw them in 1990 and they were either 3 or 5 units along side each other. There was allways a little house at the bottom end that a old retired soviet woman would watch the units and shutdown if needed. I was told that these escalators were made in Kiev. Is that true were they made there. Jim
-- Jim (email@example.com), January 04, 2004
I think there are even longer ones in Prague. They were made by Thyssen Escalator, Hamburg. In between Leningrad turned into Saint Petersburg. I went there by car last summer. The escalators are still in place, even the women are still sitting in there box by the escalators. The step-surfaces are made of wood, similar to some of the old escalators at London Tube. Unfortunately I don't know were the fabrication of USSR-escalators was located. It might be in Kiev, which is in todays federal republik Ukraine.
-- Jan (GER) (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 04, 2004.
The escalators in Prague-metro have a rise-level of 45 meters. Taking into account that they have been produced according to the european norms(27 degree of inclination for hige rise-level escalators).They are supposed to be shorter than 100 meters but still,they are the longest modern escalators...
-- sansal karamustafa (email@example.com), February 21, 2004.
Looked around on the net, apparently there is one that is 377feet long in Hong Kong somewhere.
-- Patrick Brown (firstname.lastname@example.org), March 10, 2004.
Longest in the world: Hong Kong's Mid-Levels Escalator, at 800 Meters (nealy half a mile long.)
Longest in Western Hemisphere: escalator at the Wheaton Metro Station outside of Washington, DC, USA. 250 feet long.
-- Daniel M. Maggin (email@example.com), May 17, 2004.