down, up

kids running up a down escalator

ride (AmE), take, use

We rode the escalator up toward our restaurant.

Take the escalator down to the lower level.

ascend, go up
descend, go down
carry sb

Passengers are carried by escalator to the first floor.

lead to sth

the escalator leading down to the lower level

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