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Date: 10/31/05 02:40 AM

60 Responses to The Subway Squeeze

  1. Profile photo of buddy
    buddy Male 30-39
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    October 30, 2005 at 10:52 pm
    Link: The Subway Squeeze - Are these people really so desperate to get on the train?
  2. Profile photo of theBSR
    theBSR Male 30-39
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    October 31, 2005 at 2:54 am
    Talk about taking a stand
  3. Profile photo of ozkr
    ozkr Male 18-29
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    October 31, 2005 at 2:56 am
    and the people around are all serious. this must be everyday stuff.
  4. Profile photo of JustMarc
    JustMarc Male 18-29
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    October 31, 2005 at 3:00 am
    Haha. Japan is such a cool country.
    I want to do that some day. Just to fill precious space. :-P
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    toneman Male 30-39
    527 posts
    October 31, 2005 at 3:07 am
    I have lived in Japan for over a decade and this is funny every time I see it. We call these guys packers, for obvious reasons. If you ever get the chance to ride the train in Tokyo during rush hour, it really is a blast. You just have to be careful to try to get near the door when you stop is approaching. Otherwise, you`ll be on that train for the round trip around the city!
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    strangergoat Female 18-29
    588 posts
    October 31, 2005 at 3:25 am
    i like how the guy that`s being pushed in is just letting it happen like it`s the world`s most normal thing.
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    Tinytome Female 13-17
    74 posts
    October 31, 2005 at 4:22 am
    I`d love to see what happens when the door opens :-P they gotta just pour out.
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    shipyard Male 30-39
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    October 31, 2005 at 5:41 am
    Isnt there some type of maximum capacity? Is this really safe at all? And if not, (obviously), why are the cops helping?
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    Evil_Smurf Male 18-29
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    October 31, 2005 at 5:47 am
    Mouhahahahaa!
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    damoo Male 18-29
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    October 31, 2005 at 5:51 am
    hahah that guy isnt even half way and doesnt give up. Running into the wall of people over and over again. hmauwhahaha quite a sight indeed.
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    halifax_girl Female 18-29
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    October 31, 2005 at 6:05 am
    Looks like they`re used to it.
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    msmojo Female 18-29
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    October 31, 2005 at 7:20 am
    "Isnt there some type of maximum capacity? Is this really safe at all? And if not, (obviously), why are the cops helping?"

    Crashes are very rare. Though they do happen, they are rare. Of course they are "desperate" to get on the train, they have to go to work. This is normal for a place with a huge population and very trustworthy transit systems.

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    hottie19 Female 18-29
    42 posts
    October 31, 2005 at 7:56 am
    They are used to it, but it still looks dangerous!
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    TiclkedPink Female 18-29
    215 posts
    October 31, 2005 at 8:29 am
    Wow, never seen something like that before...
  15. Profile photo of SarahColleen
    SarahColleen Female 18-29
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    October 31, 2005 at 8:41 am
    This reminds me of some of the buses where i live... the bus is the only way to get to our work.
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    tiggergal Female 18-29
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    October 31, 2005 at 8:42 am
    They try that here in New York. But noone helps people just tell your butt to get off and wait...then fights break out lol.
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    giannis Male 70 & Over
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    October 31, 2005 at 9:00 am
    the funniest thing in the video is definetely the laughter of the one that records the video..
    have fun dudes
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    thechef Male 18-29
    77 posts
    October 31, 2005 at 9:48 am
    mmmmmm.....sardines
  19. Profile photo of kinicke
    kinicke Male 18-29
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    October 31, 2005 at 10:12 am
    I live in NYC and see this every day.
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    onlytati Female 18-29
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    October 31, 2005 at 10:58 am
    thats great!!!
    i feel bad for the other ppl that are in there, being squished...
    sardines is the best way to describe it
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    snottydyck Male 40-49
    695 posts
    October 31, 2005 at 11:17 am
    idiots. the japanese would all run off a cliff if told to do so. they have no individuality and try so hard to be western. i lived there for a year and let me tell you the stink in that train is horrendous.
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    youth Female 18-29
    882 posts
    October 31, 2005 at 12:52 pm
    ah seen this kinda thing before.
  23. Profile photo of AvatarII
    AvatarII Male 18-29
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    October 31, 2005 at 1:02 pm
    this is the norm for japan. I agree that it looks strange, but for them it is normal. Now if only they would just add more trains, this would be less of a problem.
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    cramitupyour Male 18-29
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    October 31, 2005 at 1:32 pm
    Accidents arent a worry if anything happens all the people around you cushin your landing.
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    hottlava Female 30-39
    160 posts
    October 31, 2005 at 2:31 pm
    I hope everyone is wearing deoderant! Sheesh.
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    kick-ass Female 13-17
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    October 31, 2005 at 2:51 pm
    acctually i bet that if u crashed anyone would even move being packed in so tightly!
    i would love to see what happens when the doors re-open
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    SarahofBorg Female 18-29
    3564 posts
    October 31, 2005 at 2:59 pm
    I read tghe title and thought "must be Japan..."
  28. Profile photo of hovalady411
    hovalady411 Female 18-29
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    October 31, 2005 at 3:06 pm
    Thats normal in manhatten.
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    x_dreamer Female 18-29
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    October 31, 2005 at 5:14 pm
    Yeah, that`s not suprising for me to see that happening in Japan. They have such a big population, and everyone has to rush to get on the train to get wherever they gotta go on time.
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    stikfas Male 13-17
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    October 31, 2005 at 5:14 pm
    imagine having to do that every day.
  31. Profile photo of mooseyfate
    mooseyfate Male 13-17
    851 posts
    October 31, 2005 at 5:25 pm
    another day, another few broken ribs
  32. Profile photo of atownorg
    atownorg Male 13-17
    305 posts
    October 31, 2005 at 5:26 pm
    those people are paid to do just that.
  33. Profile photo of Atticus_furx
    Atticus_furx Male 18-29
    23 posts
    October 31, 2005 at 6:06 pm
    Well.. in a so crowded country like japan this happens everyday, thats why everyone so serious, and i didnt think it was fun at all.. here in Mexico we have similar trouble with our subway, but we dont have cops to help people squish inside... this scene is everyday life in crowded areas..
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    flipz4 Male 18-29
    266 posts
    October 31, 2005 at 6:23 pm
    HAHAHAHA, i like the expression on the cops face after he gets in, "a job well done"
  35. Profile photo of Overmann
    Overmann Male 18-29
    2600 posts
    October 31, 2005 at 6:35 pm
    As stated before, this is commonplace. Their transit system is indeed one of the finest in the world. Maybe not for individualist outsiders who can`t tolerate sharing personal space, but it`s highly efficient.
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    espion007 Male 13-17
    106 posts
    October 31, 2005 at 7:29 pm
    Thats what the DC metro felt like 2 days ago during a marathon. I wonder if japan has a pickpocketting problem cause that kind of crowd is ideal for the practice. dear god i want to visit tokyo
  37. Profile photo of Dizzy_K
    Dizzy_K Male 13-17
    425 posts
    October 31, 2005 at 7:51 pm
    ha ha ha, thatpoor guy nudgeing at the group of people in the train, pretty funny. it is crowded in the trains over there.
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    b4light Male 13-17
    27 posts
    October 31, 2005 at 9:04 pm
    half as much as union station in totonto,ontario
  39. Profile photo of b4light
    b4light Male 13-17
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    October 31, 2005 at 9:04 pm
    lol if the train crashed only a few ppl would be hurt...all the rest would be padded by the others
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    grade4 Female 13-17
    870 posts
    October 31, 2005 at 9:29 pm
    On 10/31/2005 3:06:37 PM hovalady411 wrote: Thats normal in manhatten.
    No, actually no it`s not. It`s not THAT bad here. I think there`s more people in Japan compared to NYC.
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    HOBYandy Male 18-29
    3060 posts
    November 1, 2005 at 12:28 am
    lol if the train crashed only a few ppl would be hurt...all the rest would be padded by the others
    -b4light

    umm...i don`t think it works that way, buddy.

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    upendy Female 13-17
    1211 posts
    November 1, 2005 at 1:51 am
    haha, i heard a funny story today....in darwin AUS this guy thort it was too cold so he shut and locked all his windows and doors so he could get to sleep. he farted to much and he died from lack of oxygen. hahaha. what if it happened in that train? what if they all farted at the same time? you`d fall down from the force of it!!!
  43. Profile photo of ConfusedFate
    ConfusedFate Female 18-29
    34 posts
    November 1, 2005 at 9:51 am
    I think thats literally impossible...during the winter everyone sleeps with their windows and things closed...
  44. Profile photo of squee13
    squee13 Female 18-29
    406 posts
    November 1, 2005 at 11:52 am
    stuffy or what? knowing my luck id be the one next to the guy who hasn`t showered!
  45. Profile photo of Crazygirl32
    Crazygirl32 Female 13-17
    830 posts
    November 1, 2005 at 1:18 pm
    How do the people at the back get off? ;-)
  46. Profile photo of Deman
    Deman Male 18-29
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    November 1, 2005 at 1:35 pm
    first post
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    ElaNichole Female 18-29
    64 posts
    November 1, 2005 at 2:04 pm
    sniff, sniff... Aren`t you glad you used Dial? Don`t you wish everyone did?
  48. Profile photo of slinky0
    slinky0 Female 30-39
    1468 posts
    November 1, 2005 at 3:22 pm
    That would drive me crazy. I don`t mind sharing my space, but I don`t want someone in my face, sides and backside.
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    marioman Male 13-17
    47 posts
    November 1, 2005 at 5:55 pm
    LOL i wonder where they were going?
  50. Profile photo of Concetra
    Concetra Male 18-29
    2050 posts
    November 1, 2005 at 5:55 pm
    Japanese have alot of honor and respect, when i went to visit tokyo i didnt know where to go or what to do in the city. When i went to the subway i tried asking one of the attendants that worked there on how to get to the place i needed to go. He didnt speak englsih so he spent like 10 minutes trying to find someone he knew that spoke engligh. Luckly he called his friend on the cell phone and put me on with him. i managed to find the place with no stress what so ever. try to find service like that in america without them getting pissed off at you.
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    zinis Female 18-29
    161 posts
    November 1, 2005 at 8:38 pm
    Strange enough this happens in Atlanta from time to time. And it always seems to be train I have to ride.
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    RckJmesBjtch Male 18-29
    459 posts
    November 1, 2005 at 11:02 pm
    obviously you people have never lived in japan, this isnt even the *begining* of what goes on there that is consittered "normal", in the military if you move around, you will see quite a bit (I was stationed in okinawa, not japan, i took a leave there several times, and before rejoining lived there for a while, for all of you people that know post world war ii japanese history), alot of you people would probably pass out from the culture shock, it`s just crazy what these people do.
  53. Profile photo of Blade90
    Blade90 Male 13-17
    16 posts
    November 2, 2005 at 4:30 pm
    Wouldn`t be pritty if a bomb went off in one of those,:P
  54. Profile photo of selcrs_
    selcrs_ Female 13-17
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    November 2, 2005 at 6:41 pm
    i would like to be squished up next to some strangers :/but funny, somthing i wouldnt like to try
  55. Profile photo of tokyoite
    tokyoite Male 18-29
    2 posts
    November 6, 2005 at 2:17 am
    That`s the Keio Inokashira line, and it`s always packed like that. Tokyo has an incredible population density. Not all train lines are as packed as that one. The JR Saikyo line is particularly bad in the mornings and evenings.

    Cars are not an option. I don`t own a car here and honestly can`t really fathom any reason I would need to. A parking space alone would be prohibitively expensive.

    They`re not police, those are the staff that work for the Keio train company.

    I would liken an extremely packed train to sitting in traffic on a crowded freeway for an hour on your way to work. I personally prefer to just get crammed into a train for 10 minutes or so, but I can understand that some people truly value personal space.

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    tokyoite Male 18-29
    2 posts
    November 6, 2005 at 2:20 am
    Oh yeah, also it`s not a subway, the subway lines generally run cross-town, and with the exception of the Ginza line are never that packed. The commuter trains that run into the city center from the outlying areas are the ones that are packed.
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    Sims9287 Female 13-17
    148 posts
    December 2, 2005 at 6:50 pm
    Hmm kinda reminds me of that game I used to play as a kid sardines,only this is a little more ot the extreme

    Come on lets see how many we can fit in there,i`m sure we could squeeze in a couple more!

    Dang i`ve got to go to Japan one day,if only to try that LOL

  58. Profile photo of Strongbadia7
    Strongbadia7 Female 13-17
    60 posts
    June 8, 2006 at 8:40 pm
    this is why i like living out in the boonies, i get a whole car to myself most mornings (not very economical, i know, but we should have killed more dinosaurs when we had the chance).
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    spongamabob Female 18-29
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    June 18, 2007 at 8:51 pm
    i really hope this was for some kind of contest. people are crazy. i don`t know why they can`t just wait for the next train.
  60. Profile photo of The Hawk
    The Hawk Male 13-17
    131 posts
    August 12, 2007 at 5:12 pm
    I actually just got back from a trip to japan and experienced this one fron inside the train. It was pretty uncomfortable.

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