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No 1 problem: Mexico City’s subway escalators being corroded by urine

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GUARDIAN.COM
(AP)

Breakdowns
affect 22 escalators a day as riders appear to be urinating on
escalators ‘even though it seems hard to believe’

Travelers
on the Mexico City subway system often blame authorities for
broken-down escalators at subway stops, but Metro officials have
another explanation: vast amounts of pee. Somehow, urine is
penetrating and corroding the drive wheels and mechanisms of the
escalators that carry riders up from underground stations. In a list
published on Tuesday, the Metro system listed “corrosion due to
urine” as one of the top five causes of escalator breakdowns.

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