This is the scene from the Tiantongyuan station (Line 5) at 7.30 AM this morning. Apparently such lines are normal, and in the AM rush hour people usually wait up to 40 minutes to ENTER the subway station.
Whatever you may think about infrastructure investment across China, you can’t spend time in Beijing without realizing that the city’s transportation infrastructure is woefully overcapacity, even after all of the 2008 Olympic upgrades. 20 million people have a lot of needs…Sinocism is a labor of love that takes tens of hours a week to curate and write. If you value it please consider contributing: