A Moving Walkway is a moving surface that moves people horizontally, from the beginning, to end of the walkway. They are powered by motors. The steps run on tracks. Usually, there is a handrail that moves with the moving walkway, that you hold onto when riding the moving walkway. There is also an emergency stop button, which stops the moving walkway, and a key switch, that restarts the moving walkway, in the up or down direction.
The first moving walkway debuted at the World’s Columbian Exposition of 1893, in Chicago, Illinois, in the United States. It had two different divisions: one where passengers were seated, and one where riders could stand or walk