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Going up? For one escalator, not anytime soon

Commuters used the recently repaired escalator for the Red Line in South Station on Friday. Another escalator there, and one at the Route 128 station, remain out of order.
Commuters used the recently repaired escalator for the Red Line in South Station on Friday. Another escalator there, and one at the Route 128 station, remain out of order.Wendy Maeda/Globe staff

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If you’re one of those health-nut commuters who eschew escalators to opt for stairs, no need to read further. Everyone else, listen up.

First, some good news: That broken escalator at the end of the outbound Red Line platform at South Station? That was finally fixed this week.

Then, the bad news.

Another escalator remains broken after months — this one at the Route 128 train station in Westwood, leading from the inbound track up to the walkway over the tracks and into the station—and may stay that way quite a while longer.

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