Saturday, March 24, 2007

Not Human Oriented

Don't look to the subway lines as an alternative to urinating against the wall, as Yu Jiaking of the Shanghai Rail Transport R&D Center tells us, "There are no bathrooms in subway trains". With the subways trailing at an average speed of 35 kph, the new subway lines stretching 120 kms across Shanghai will take nearly 2 hours from end to end. Transfer complexes will be build midway along the line, since Mr Yu tells us, "long-distance subway lines are not human oriented".

I wonder whether it's more human oriented to add to the commute by requiring passengers to transfer to other trains (and grab a quick break along the way), or to add toilets to the subway cars.

Your thoughts?



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