Not a rant, just a head scratcher and very puzzling.
Sometimes I get to my subway station (Xinzha Road on Line 1) at about 8.45 - 8.50am for my commute to work.
This morning I was coming down the stairs and saw I was about to miss the train - it was 8.46am and the train was empty. Seats + so much standing room you could jump around in.
So I missed that train, and saw the next train was 56 seconds away.
Next train pulls up - ABSOLUTELY PACKED. Like the prototypical Tokyo Subway trains where they have to push people on board. So I see the next train is 52 seconds away, so I decide to wait.
Next train pulls up . . .and its comfortably empty.
So I get on and commute to work in relative comfort. What the heck is wrong with the traffic flow patterns? Shouldn't all the trains be equally packed?