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09/24/2013

Crowded subway cars and fainting

Wherever you were this morning, be glad you weren’t on the Mexico City metro line that goes through the Candelaria station. Due to some bad equipment, the wagons on that line grew super-crowded. The Metro system (@STCMetroDF on Twitter) just tweeted a while ago that eight people fainted in cars going through that station today. “They were treated at the station,” the system said.

Odd fact: I learned by reading their Twitter feed that the city’s deepest subway station is Line 7’s Camarones, which is 30 meters deep, or 98.4 feet. That’s like a 10-story building. Reminds me of visiting a subway station in Pyongyang. There, all the stations are super deep because they also serve as bomb shelters.

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