The Subway Squeeze

Submitted by: buddy 11 years ago Entertainment
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Are these people really so desperate to get on the train?
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Male 131
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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Female 2,084
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.
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Female 60
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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Female 148
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

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Male 2
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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Male 2
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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Female 102
i would like to be squished up next to some strangers :/but funny, somthing i wouldnt like to try
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Male 16
Wouldn`t be pritty if a bomb went off in one of those,:P
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Male 459
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.
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Female 161
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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Male 2,050
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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Male 47
LOL i wonder where they were going?
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Female 1,468
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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Female 64
sniff, sniff... Aren`t you glad you used Dial? Don`t you wish everyone did?
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Male 70
first post
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Female 830
How do the people at the back get off? ;-)
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Female 406
stuffy or what? knowing my luck id be the one next to the guy who hasn`t showered!
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Female 34
I think thats literally impossible...during the winter everyone sleeps with their windows and things closed...
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Female 1,211
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!!!
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Male 3,060
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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Female 870
[quote]On 10/31/2005 3:06:37 PM hovalady411 wrote: Thats normal in manhatten.[/quote]
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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Male 27
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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Male 27
half as much as union station in totonto,ontario
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Male 425
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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Male 106
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
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Male 2,600
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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Male 266
HAHAHAHA, i like the expression on the cops face after he gets in, "a job well done"
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Male 23
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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Male 305
those people are paid to do just that.
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Male 851
another day, another few broken ribs
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Male 1,808
imagine having to do that every day.
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Female 240
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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Female 1,262
Thats normal in manhatten.
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Female 3,562
I read tghe title and thought "must be Japan..."
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Female 113
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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Female 160
I hope everyone is wearing deoderant! Sheesh.
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Male 93
Accidents arent a worry if anything happens all the people around you cushin your landing.
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Male 10
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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Female 882
ah seen this kinda thing before.
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Male 695
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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Female 395
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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Male 426
I live in NYC and see this every day.
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Male 77
mmmmmm.....sardines
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Male 1
the funniest thing in the video is definetely the laughter of the one that records the video..
have fun dudes
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Female 409
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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Female 1,071
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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Female 215
Wow, never seen something like that before...
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Female 42
They are used to it, but it still looks dangerous!
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Female 97
"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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Female 2,244
Looks like they`re used to it.
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Male 292
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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Male 716
Mouhahahahaa!
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Male 630
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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Female 74
I`d love to see what happens when the door opens :-P they gotta just pour out.
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Female 588
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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Male 527
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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Male 731
Haha. Japan is such a cool country.
I want to do that some day. Just to fill precious space. :-P
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Male 99
and the people around are all serious. this must be everyday stuff.
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Male 992
Talk about taking a stand
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Male 10,115
Link: The Subway Squeeze [Rate Link] - Are these people really so desperate to get on the train?
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