Lonely Planet Writer

No escalator? Super strong Swedes lift passengers instead

Escalators on the Swedish subway.
Escalators on the Swedish subway. Image by Alex Romanuke / CC BY 2.0

Following an accident which forced Swedish transport officials to shut down 39 subway escalators across Stockholm, help is now at hand in the form of a band of willing Crossfit athletes. The super-strong men and women are offering to carry tired passengers up the stationery escalators instead of doing their usual morning workout. Meanwhile, Stockholm public transport operator SL is investigating the original accident in which an elderly lady was seriously injured after falling through a faulty step on a defective escalator. Read more: thelocal.se