A Mount Druitt Sydney Trains Officer has advised that what happens a lot is young children press the 'Emergency Stop Button' and runaway. This happens a lot.
I might refer this to Mr. Ed Husic to see what can be done to prevent this stupid action. Understanding there needs to be an accessible 'Emergency Stop Button', can it be placed somewhere else where these young ones do not operate it or can a hard polycarbonate clear plastic guard be placed on/over it?
I also think that NSW Transport should investigate this issue immediately, to prevent more potential stoppages of the escalator for commuters.
By the way, the escalator was working on the way back today home today! Hooray!