Now the escalators have sensors that stop them from moving if something is caught.
The escalator had been shut down for six months to undergo repairs.
The railroad took on the project following the death of an 88-year-old woman who was killed in an escalator accident earlier this year at the Lindenhurst station.
Irene Bernatzky, 88, was killed earlier this month after officials say she fell on the moving stairs and was strangled when her clothing got entangled in the escalator mechanics.
Flowers and burning candles now mark the blocked escalator entrance at the Lindenhurst Long Island Rail Road station where 88-year-old Irene Bernatzky fell and died from her injuries Tuesday.