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Old April 30th, 2007, 10:36 PM   #461
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the point is, that every 2 months, a newsreport in a official chinese newspaper states, that the extension will start now, and nothing happens....

hmh....
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Old April 30th, 2007, 11:00 PM   #462
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Just like five years of reports that construction of the Beijing - Shanghai HSL will begin next year.
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Old May 13th, 2007, 09:52 PM   #463
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suffocating rush hour Shanghai subway



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Old May 14th, 2007, 08:48 AM   #464
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Now this is good news. The last thing China wants are its citizen buying cars. Mass transportation is the way to go.
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Old May 14th, 2007, 11:39 PM   #465
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Now this is good news. The last thing China wants are its citizen buying cars. Mass transportation is the way to go.
Exactly opposite, this is the driving force that kicks would be transit customers out of subways and into cars.
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Old May 15th, 2007, 02:37 AM   #466
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I think SH metro can improve its peak frequency.
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Old May 15th, 2007, 03:17 AM   #467
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I've seen worse.
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Old May 15th, 2007, 11:32 AM   #468
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I've seen worse.
I've never been to Shanghai but the northern part of line 13 in Paris is terribly overcrowed. And no train can been added as there is already one train every 85s. It will even get worse when the northern extension will be completed.
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Old May 15th, 2007, 07:08 PM   #469
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I've never been to Shanghai but the northern part of line 13 in Paris is terribly overcrowed. And no train can been added as there is already one train every 85s. It will even get worse when the northern extension will be completed.
Well, at least in Paris, train is running every 85s, while in Shanghai the photographed train is running every 9 minutes during rush hours which leave comuters with very little choice, it is in fact a deliberate attempt to raise a man made crowd in order to boost revenue. Shanghai subway system has been plagued with train shortage ever since the first day of operation more than 10 years ago, and the authority has no intension to solve this problem. The photographed train is running on the north extension of line 1 which was opened in 2006, due to a severe train shortage, in order to maintain the services level on the original portion, for every 3 trains running on line 1, only 1 train will run into the north extension, i.e. the north extension receives 1/3 of the service of the original portion. In February when I was in Shanghai, the north north extension has already been completed as well, but it couldn't be used due to a lack of rollingstock.
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Old May 15th, 2007, 10:53 PM   #470
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Trust me this is not that bad... Have u bn 2 tokyo.. It's alot worse there, they have those people who have to push everybody inside the carriages.
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Old May 16th, 2007, 09:37 AM   #471
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Shanghai has ass pushers too, in fact at the time when I shot these two photos, I was being pushed into the carriage myself.
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Old May 19th, 2007, 12:12 PM   #472
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I think it's normal in a 7 million people (or more) city!
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Old May 19th, 2007, 04:13 PM   #473
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Rush hours in Milan are the same: in some stations (e.g. Cadorna) platforms are so crowded and trains so packed that many people can't get on the train and have to wait the next one. And trains on rush hours run every 90 seconds
This happens every morning

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Old May 19th, 2007, 08:29 PM   #474
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In some badly-designed tube stations, the platforms can get so crowded that they have to stop more people from entering the platforms. This is mainly down to the Victoria line builders cost-cutting, thanks to bloody Hitler!
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Old May 21st, 2007, 05:43 PM   #475
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Damn that's crazy. The last time I went to Toronto was on a Saturday, and there were still empty seats on the subways.
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Old May 21st, 2007, 07:36 PM   #476
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Saint Lazare, line 13. Paris
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Old May 21st, 2007, 08:17 PM   #477
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Damn that's crazy. The last time I went to Toronto was on a Saturday, and there were still empty seats on the subways.
Well yeah, it was a Saturday, at what time? Typically traffic is spread more evenly across the day on weekends. I've been on plenty of weekday rush hour Yonge trains that look like this.
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Old June 12th, 2007, 11:45 PM   #478
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The Shanghai crowd looks bad, although I don't see any major wintertime padding clothing any of the passengers in the photos.

Turning a wagon ceiling into a mirror turns out to impress me!
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Old June 12th, 2007, 11:55 PM   #479
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Those pictures look pretty average during rush hour.

I know this morning in Chicago I had to wait for FIVE trains to come by before I was able to squeeze myself onto one. They come every 3 minutes or so, but still, so annoying.




They're finally extending the platforms on my line though. They use to cram so many trains in trying to move people that any little delay and the backup would start immediately and turn into a nightmare.

This is just looking down one portion, and you've already got half a dozen trains backed up....


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Old June 13th, 2007, 05:19 AM   #480
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OMG that's insane....

Has there ever been a case where people have slip/pushed and fell in the tracks because of the massive crowd? That would totally suck, imaging how dangerous it can be.
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