Post by version3point1 on Dec 23, 2006 3:29:57 GMT
With East Ham being my home station, I'd say I more or less agree with Rob. When the lifts were first installed, a lot of the local kids used to abuse them quite a lot, and at one point they took such a bashing that the lifts were out of service for quite a while.
It depends what time of day it is as well. During the peak, the lifts are left to run by themselves, but towards the evening and late at night (when there's practically nobody on the gateline), if you press the lift's call button, an alarm bell starts ringing, and this prompts a member of staff to come out and get the lift running.