Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Must View: Centrally Planned Subway Hell in Beijing

The Gothamist writes:
The video is believed to have been taken at Xi'erqi station, which connects Line 13 and the Changping Line on the Beijing Subway in China. Funny enough, this is a new station that opened three years ago to "ease transfer between the two lines." The Beijing subway system, which opened in 1969, is the second-longest subway system in the world next to the Seoul Metropolitan Subway. It has an average weekday ridership of 8.539 million, compared to 5.4 million on the MTA, which is just the seventh busiest rapid transit rail system in the world.

Central planning is going real well here. While you have the below subway conditions, there are 60 million vacant apartments built under local Chinese government direction.

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