Random subway sighting

4 Feb

With my new job I take the subway more frequently.  The week before Chinese New Year the subways start to clear out as people head back to their hometown for the big celebrations.  Half of the population of China is on the move.  It’s an intense time.

I have seen all types of luggage – fancy suitcases, plastic bags and everything in between.  But  I hadn’t seen it all until I saw this.

The big question - what are they planning on transporting?

The big question – what are they planning on transporting?

I have no idea how they managed to get the shopping cart down all the steps, but I anticipate they had something large that they were looking to transport.  Necessity is the mother of invention.

If you had your own shopping cart, what would you transport?  Would you take it on the subway?

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10 Responses to “Random subway sighting”

  1. Every Day Adventures in Asia February 4, 2014 at 4:04 pm #

    Most amusing! The last ‘car’ in the Montreal metro used to be for bigger things like commuting with a bike… never saw a shopping cart though!

  2. ladyofthecakes February 4, 2014 at 6:16 pm #

    And also… it’s kind of stolen, isn’t it..?

    • gkm2011 February 5, 2014 at 10:15 am #

      That would be true! Though not very inconspicuous.

  3. CrazyChineseFamily February 4, 2014 at 7:11 pm #

    Once in St. Petersburg I saw also a family with a shopping cart and I really wonder how they got that thing out of the store and into the metro/ subway as there are really many security guards and gateways on the way

    • gkm2011 February 5, 2014 at 10:17 am #

      I wonder most about the stairs. If it was full, I think it would be near impossible to manage.

      • CrazyChineseFamily February 5, 2014 at 7:22 pm #

        Oh those stairs I have totaly forgotten about. They are also pretty insane in St. Petersburg, sometimes you can’t even see the end anymore and you have several flights of those escalators which resutls that even your get this ear pressure

  4. Matt February 22, 2014 at 5:08 am #

    So did you see the shopping cart get onto the train, or see it taken off? Or did you come and go while the cart remained as a temporary fixture?

    Stairs seems cumbersome yet manageable. I’m curious as to how the cart get through the fare card gates, or by security!

    • gkm2011 March 9, 2014 at 9:54 am #

      No – it was on the car when I got on and I didn’t see how it got down the steps or in or out. I suppose if you have a good story it’s not illegal to have a shopping cart on the subway and many stations do have elevators, though not all.

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