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This is why the handrails move faster than the escalator on the subway

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When traveling between work and home on the subway, some of us often find ourselves wondering why it is that the handrail on the escalators moves faster than the steps themselves do.

We at Bright Side have discovered that this is not some kind of conspiracy but is in fact completely normal. Here's why.

This is why the handrails move faster than the escalator on the subway
This is why the handrails move faster than the escalator on the subway
This is why the handrails move faster than the escalator on the subway
This is why the handrails move faster than the escalator on the subway
Illustrated by Victor Senin for Bright Side
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