Movement on Waverley escalators

NEW escalators at Waverley Steps should be fully functioning within the next couple of days, rail bosses say.

Six escalators were installed as part of a £7 million project to improve access from Princes Street to Waverley Station, but in the two weeks since they were opened they have been plagued with problems.

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One broke down within 24 hours of first being used. And yesterday two were shut off as a precaution because the glass roof was letting rain through, raising fears of an electrical fault.

A spokesman for Network Rail said a problem had been identified with the sealant: “They were replacing that but didn’t manage to complete it before the rain. Depending on the weather, we expect the escalators to be working again over the weekend.”