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Natural airconditioning in Shanghai metro

Temperatures in Shanghai are around 37 degrees at the moment, and some of the older metro trains do not have sufficient cooling equipment to cope with the heat. Over the past days reports emerged in local media that passengers attacked train drivers, who they suspected of turning off airconditioning systems in the trains.

But now the operating company became inventive: they put buckets of ice in the trains. I don’t know if this really helps, but at least they are trying. But what will happen during rush hour? Normally trains are so full (you have to literally fight your way in) that I would not be surprised that people are pushed into the buckets by the crowd. At least they will cool off quickly 🙂
(picture from today’s Shanghai Daily)

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