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The sign says the work should be done next week.

But it said that last week.

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The escalator at W 8th Street at the NY Aquarium in Coney Island that serves the Manhattan-bound side of the F and Q. Riders wonder when it will be operational again.

Some neighbors contacted PIX11 News Reporter Greg Mocker.

The MTA confirms the escalator had been out of service since February 20, 2015. Work has continued since that time including the removal of the top half of the escalator. The agency says that portion had to be moved and transported by a train to the shop where new parts could be made.

Crews say the work and re-installation should be complete by next week.

Mocker will check back and update the progress and he wants to know what you see along your commute.

There are more than 200 elevators and 175 escalators in the MTA system.

Giant escalators and elevators at the new 7 train extension on Manhattan's west side have again delayed the project's opening until July or August.

Amtrak, which takes care of Penn Station, is also trying to repair a busy escalator along 7th Avenue at 32nd Street.

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