Stand and be delivered: Japan's evolving escalator etiquette

National Sep 27, 2019

Stand and be delivered: Japan's evolving escalator etiquette

Is escalator etiquette in Japan about to change? The established custom of standing to one side and keeping the other side open for people in a hurry is being called into question by those who want to make moving stairways safer. As next year's Tokyo Olympics ...

Voices | OVERHEARD May 5, 2018

The dreaded single escalator

"American man: You've gotta love those elderly folk who push past you in a hurry while getting off the train so that they're first to the single escalator that's operating only to stand still once they're there, blocking everyone else behind them."