Hangzhou’s Subway Opened On Sunday, And People Are Already Peeing In Its Carriages

Hangzhou’s Subway Line 1 opened on Sunday with a four-day “free subway” campaign. That was a bad idea, it turns out.

On the third day, Tuesday, passenger volume reached nearly 70,000 by 5 pm, reports People’s Daily, which ran the above photo (a kid relieving himself in the subway… again) in a story headlined “Uncivilized behaviors on newly opened Hangzhou subway.”

According to PD, emphasis mine: “While people could enjoy the convenience and comfort brought by new transportation, some passengers, shouting, eating, fighting and even pissing in the carriage, ruined the good spirits.”

This is why we can’t have nice things, people. More pictures after the jump.

(H/T Alicia)

11 Responses to “Hangzhou’s Subway Opened On Sunday, And People Are Already Peeing In Its Carriages”

  1. David Fieldman

    It’s a crying shame. The more you give the people in the way of luxury, the more they abuse the privilege of using the newfound gifts. Where are the subway control people, the platform attendants to control the flow of passengers getting in and out of the carriages. But most of all, where is the respect that should be shown towards fellow passengers.
    These misbehaving people should have their photos posted online in a program to humiliate and embarrass them among their families, fellow countrymen, office workers and neighbors.
    In Beijing we even see signs of “Please don’t stand on the toilet seat to use the bathroom.”

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    • Zhouhaochen

      you have clearly never taken a subway in another country have you?
      I believe two people were stabbed to death in the one in Europe closest to my home town this summer.
      And even the guys who did that dont have their pictures posted online in a program for public humiliation.

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  2. KopyKatKiller

    “But most of all, where is the respect that should be shown towards fellow passengers.”

    Chinese don’t care… And as far as their public behaviour, letting kids piss on the floor, littering, etc., if you visited their homes you’d see they do the same thing there.

    What China needs is the concept of “public” and “private” space and then establish rules of behaviour for each. Like: “It’s OK to shit in your front yard, but you can’t shit in anyone else’s front yard.” You know, stuff like that.

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    • KopyKatKiller

      Ummm, I saw this in Shanghai, line 1 XujiaHui station… though the mother did hold the child so he pissed out the open door, onto the shoes of those rushing in, hahaha!

      Also, have seen kids pissing on the seats and floors, though not intentionally. They should ban diaper-less infants from all public transit.

      The worst was line 9 during Expo, not for kids pissing though. All the farmers would be herded onto Line 9 in SongJiang to go into the “big city”. Unfortunately, many of the females in these groups were on their “monthly” and didn’t use pads etc. Therefore, at the end of the line when everyone stood up, there’d be blood on many of the seats!!! Thank god Expo only lasted a few months!

      One day I sat next to a pool of fresh blood. Different people got on, rushed for the seat and almost sat in it. Then, at Yishan road, an older lady got on, looked at it, pulled a newspaper out of her bag, threw it down on the blood, and then sat on that! Nest use yet of a Chinese newspaper, lol!

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      • narsfweasels

        My favourite part about line 9 is when they ask me to check my bag. No, I’m not going to do it.

        Why? Because: axes, pick axes, ice axes, bill hooks, sledgehammers, jack hammers, four-foot high piles of newspapers in front of the doors, 25kg bags of concrete left in the aisles…

        …and you want me to check my laptop bag because it might be UNSAFE?

        Fuck you.

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  3. Ander

    As much as I think kids are cute, I just never want to look at kids here because who knows what the hell they’ll be doing!

    I wasn’t even looking at this one 7 or 8 year old youngster one day in Hujialou (Beijing) except to think how odd there’s a kid squatting next to a tree on a major road.

    Dreadful mistake to be so curious as to look and see him shitting right there~

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