Working list – World’s longest ‘urban’ escalators

Below is a working list of the longest urban escalators in the world. This list does not include the sum total length of multi-escalator systems (such as the Central-Mid Levels Escalator/Walkway System in Hong Kong), but only individual escalators or those specific escalators that meet the minimum length criteria of 125 feet that also happen to be a unit within a larger escalator system (see Communal District 13 escalators in Medellin, Colombia listed below). Individual escalators may include parallel units moving in opposite or the same direction, criss-crossing units, and banks of elevator units.

Umeda Sky Escalators: Osaka, Japan – Source: https://osaka-info.jp/en/page/umeda-sky-building

Enjoy and please feel free to send along any information on these or other lengthy escalators that should be included. A separate post may be prepared on the longest escalators systems. This list below will updated on an ongoing basis.

Admiralteyskaya Metro Station: St. Petersburg, Russia – Source: flickr.com

1.- tie Ploshchad Lenina Metro Station – St. Petersburg, Russia = 453 feet in length and 226 feet of elevation change (1958)

  • Chernyshevskaya Metro Station – St. Petersburg, Russia = 453 feet in length and 226 feet of elevation change (1958)
  • Admiralteyskaya Metro Station – St. Petersburg, Russia = 453 feet in length and 226 feet of elevation change (2011)

4. Kreschatik Metro Station – Kiev, Ukraine = 432 feet in length and 216 feet in elevation change (1965)

5. Brubakken Hill (Trampe) Bike – Trondheim, Norway = 426 feet in length (1993)

6. Park Pobedy Metro Station – Moscow, Russia = 416 feet in length and 208 feet of elevation change (2003)

7. Sirkeci Metro Station – Istanbul, Turkey = 400 feet in length* and 200 feet of elevation change (2013) – tallest escalator in Turkey

8. Rustaveli Metro Station – Tbilisi, Georgia= 394 feet in length and 197 feet of elevation change (1966)

9. Huangguan Escalator – Chongqing, China = 367 feet in length and 173 feet of elevation change (1996)

10. Khatai Metro Station – Baku, Azerbaijan = 328 feet in length and 160 feet of elevation change (2019)

11. Keleti Railway Station – Budapest, Hungary = 290 feet in length

12. Náměstí Míru Metro Station – Prague, Czech Republic = 285 feet in length and 143 feet of elevation change (1978)

13. Elbphilharmonie Concert Hall – Hamburg, Germany = 269 feet in length (2017) – curved escalator

14. Hradčanská Metro Station, Prague, Czech Republic = 250 feet – Thank you, Mira (Added 11/2/21)

15. Koivusaari Metro Station – Helsinki, Finland = 249 feet in length

16. Airport Railway Station – Helsinki, Finland = 243 feet in length (2015)

17. Wheaton Metro Red Line Station – Washington, DC (Wheaton, MD), USA = 230 feet in length and 115 feet of elevation change (1990)

18. Västra Skogen Metro Station – Stockholm, Sweden = 220 feet in length (1975)

19. Bethesda Red Line Metro Station – Washington, DC (Bethesda, MD), USA = 212 feet in length (2015)

20.-tie Kamppi Metro Station – Helsinki, Finland = 210 feet in length

  • Communal 13 District – Medellin, Colombia = 210 feet in length – six (6) individual elevator units within the elevator system (2011)

22. Woodley Park Red Line Metro Station – Washington, DC, USA = 204 feet in length

23. Medical Center Red Line Metro Station – Washington, DC, USA = 202 feet in length

24. Angel Tube Station – London, England, UK = 200 feet in length and 90 feet of elevation change (1992)

25.-tie Tyne Cyclist and Pedestrian (U) Tunnel – Jarrow/Howdon, England, UK = 197 feet in length (1947/2019)

  • Vukov Railway Station – Belgrade, Serbia = 197 feet in length (1995)
  • Bond Street Tube Station – London, England, UK = 197 feet in length and 84 feet of elevation change (2017)
  • Sapporo Dome – Sapporo, Japan = 197 feet in length (2001)

29. Rosslyn Multi-Line Metro Station – Washington, DC (Arlington, VA), USA = 194 feet in length

30. CNN Center Atrium – Atlanta, GA, USA = 193 feet (1976)

31. Okruzhnaya Metro Station – Moscow, Russia = 192 feet in length (2018)

32. SeaTac International Airport/International Arrival Facility Aerial Walkway South Satellite – Seattle, WA, USA = 191 feet in length and 80 feet of elevation change (under construction)

33. Peachtree Center MARTA Station – Atlanta, GA, USA = 190 feet in length (1982)

34. Zeche Zollverein – Dusseldorf/Essen, Germany = 190 feet in length and 77 feet in elevation change (2006)

35. DuPont Circle North Red Line Metro Station – Washington, DC, USA = 188 feet in length

36.- tie Sinnam Metro Station – Daegu City, South Korea = 187 feet in length

  • Dangsan Metro Station – Seoul, South Korea = 187 feet in length (multiple segments) (2015)

38. Grand Central Terminal LIRR Station – New York City, NY, USA = 180 feet in length and 91 feet of elevation change (2012)

39. DuPont Circle South Red Line Metro Station – Washington, DC, USA = 170 feet in length

40. Zippererstrasse Metro Station – Vienna, Austria = 174 feet in length

41.-tie Tenleytown Red Line Metro Station – Washington, DC, USA = 161 feet in length

  • Leicester Square Tube Station – London, England, UK = 161 feet in length* and 81 feet of elevation change

43. Highgate TubeStation (1) – London, England, UK = 157 feet in length* and 78 feet elevation change

44. Highgate Tube Station (2) – London, England, UK = 155 feet in length* and 77 feet of elevation change

45.-tie Vijzelgracht Metro Station -Amsterdam, Netherlands = 154 feet in length and 64 feet of elevation change (2017) – five other stations have escalators of the same length (need the names of he stations) and Bonneville Powerhouse #2 – Portland (Columbia river Gorge), OR = 154 feet in length and 66 feet of elevation change (Thank you, Mike) – added 7/31/22

  • Holborn Tube Station – London, England, UK = 154 feet long* and 77 feet of elevation change

47.-tie Metro Subway Line 1 – Atmalty, Kazakhstan = 152 feet in length (2011)

  • Wilshire/Vermont Metro Station – Los Angeles, CA, USA = 152 feet in length

49.-tie MyZeil Shopping Mall – Frankfurt, Germany = 150 feet in length

  • Shelton Way MRT Station – Singapore, Singapore = 150 feet in length* and 75 feet of elevation change
  • Green Park Tube Station – London, England, UK = 150 feet in length*  and 74 feet of elevation change
  • Exchange Place PATH Station – Jersey City, New Jersey, USA = 150 feet in length and 75 feet of elevation change
  • Abay Station – Almaty, Kazakhstan = 150 feet in length (Thank you, David) – added 7/31/22

53.- tie Umeda Sky Building – Osaka, Japan = 148 feet in length – two (2) escalators link the building’s two (2) towers and the public observatory at 550 feet above the ground (1993) **Highest urban escalator in the world**

  • Langham Place Mall (Levels 4-8) – Hong Kong, China = 148 feet each (2005)

55.- tie Beotigogae Metro Station – Seoul, South Korea = 144 feet in length

  • London Bridge Tube Station(1)- London, England, UK = 144 feet in length* and 72 feet of elevation change
  • Denver International Airport Station – Denver, CO, USA = 144 feet in length (2019)

58.-tie Porter MBTA Station – Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA = 143 feet in length

  • Hyde Park Tube Station – London, England, UK = 143 feet in length* and 71 feet of elevation change

60. Marylebone Tube Station – London, England, UK = 142 feet in length* and 71 feet of elevation change

61.-tie MRT Si Lom Station – Bangkok, Thailand = 141 feet in length and 71 feet of elevation change (2004)

  • Maas Tunnel -Rotterdam, Netherlands = 141 feet in length

63. Rogers Place – Toronto, ON , Canada = 140 feet in length and a 60 foot vertical rise (2016)

64. CityPlace DART Station – Dallas, TX, USA = 138 feet in length (2000)

65.-tie Bras Basha MRT Station – Singapore, Singapore = 135 feet in length

  • London Bridge Tube Station (2) – London, England, UK = 135 feet in length* and 67 feet of elevation change

67. Friendship Heights Red Line Metro Station – Washington, DC, USA = 130 feet in length

68.-tie CityPlace DART Station – Dallas, TX, USA = 128 feet in length (2000) – different escalator than #48.

  • Severinstrasse Metro Station – Cologne, Germany = 128 feet in length and 62 feet of elevation change (2011)

69. Metro Line 4 – Hangzhou, China = six (6) escalators of 126 feet in length and 62 feet elevation change

70. -tie Hudson Yards Subway Station – New York City, NY, USA = 125 feet in length (2019)

  • Toledo Metro Station – Naples, Italy = 125 feet in length

Toledo Metro Station: Naples, Italy – Source: https://www.architecturaldigest.com/gallery/most-incredible-escalators

Other significant escalators under 125 feet in length:

  • Schabstrasse Metro Station – Stuttgart, Germany = 121 feet in length (1977)
  • Ubi MRT Station – Singapore, Singapore = 120 feet in length* and 60 feet elevation change
  • Janakpuri West Metro Station – Delhi, India = 116 feet in length and 51 feet of elevation change (2018) – tallest in India
  • Promenade MRT Station – Singapore, Singapore = 116 feet in length* and 58 feet of elevation change
  • Rideau O-Train Station – Ottawa, ON, Canada = 115 feet in length and 52 feet of elevation change (2019)
  • Airport Central Railway Station – Perth, Australia = 115 feet in length and 49 feet of elevation change (2020)
  • Cleveland Park Red Line Metro Station – Washington, DC, USA = 115 feet in length
  • Skytrain Granville Station – Vancouver, BC, Canada = 115 feet in length – in process of being updated
  • Atomium – Brussel, Belgium = 115 feet in length (1958)
  • Intermodal Center – Miami, Florida, USA = 115 feet in length (2011)
  • Tuas Crescent MRT Station – Singapore, Singapore = 114 feet in length* and 57 feet of elevation change
  • Escadinha da Saúde Escalator – Lisbon, Portugal = 105 feet in length (2018) – outdoor
  • Tuas West MRT Station – Singapore, Singapore = 104 feet in length* and 52 feet of elevation change
  • Langham Place Mall (Levels 8-12) – Hong Kong, China = 101 feet in length (2005)
  • Picadilly Gate – Manchester, England, UK = 99 feet in length (2013)
  • Parliament Railway Station – Melbourne, Australia = 98 feet in length (1983)

* Estimated escalator length based on the standard 30 degree incline using the known height to determine the length of the hypotenuse. For escalators with a 35 degree inclination, this number would be less was the angle is steeper.

Others long escalators that need more information: any help with filling in some of the details on these escalators or others not listed would be most appreciated!

  • 480 Queen Street Tower – Brisbane, Australia
  • Caesar’s Palace Convention Center – in Las Vegas, NV, USA
  • Fancyland – Douliu, Taiwan
  • Guthrie Theatre – Minneapolis, MN, USA
  • Heathrow T2-T2a – London, England, UK (2014)
  • Heathrow T5 Station – London, England, UK (2008)
  • Heinrich-Heine-Allee Metro Staton – Dusseldorf, Germany
  • KL Gateway Mall – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Kyoto Station – Kyoto, Japan
  • Norton Building Outdoor – Seattle, WA, USA – longest west NYC when built (1959) – outdoor
  • Pioneer Square/Downtown Transit Tunnel Station (to Cherry Street) – Seattle, WA, USA – longest west of the Mississippi when built (1990)
  • Pittsburgh Zoo Entrance – Pittsburgh, PA, USA
  • Plaza de Espana Station – Madrid, Spain – once the longest escalator in Europe
  • Pyongyang Metro Stations – Pyongyang, North Korea
  • Queens Square/Minatomirai Station – Yokohama, Japan
  • UCI Kinowelt – Dusseldorf, Germany (1998)
  • Yongdusan Park – Busan, South Korea
  • Other unknown long escalators from around the globe.

Those escalators shown in bold/italics on the lists above have been traveled on by the author.

Huangguan Escalator: Chongqing, China – Source: reddit.com

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13 Responses to Working list – World’s longest ‘urban’ escalators

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  2. Mira says:

    250 feet – Hradčanská Metro Station, Prague, Czech Republic

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  4. David Rowsell says:

    Hi – Was recently in Almaty, Kazakhstan. Abay station on the single line metro has an escalator of 46m (150 feet) in height.

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  6. Mike Garland says:

    The escalator in Bonneville Powerhouse 2 is 154 feet in length, and has an elevation change of 66 feet.

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