Since people in Shanghai love constant surprises, the Shanghai Metro has been pulling out all the stops this summer, coming out with one hit after another on the Line 10 of Doom. We’ve been privileged enough to witness Line 10 trains going in the wrong direction, platform doors shattering, and now trains breaking down with all the doors shut and impossible to open from inside.
According to Shanghai Daily, the incident occurred at 10:38am this morning between Songyuan Road (宋园路站) and Hongqiao Road station (虹桥路站), with passengers being trapped inside and weibbing their distress:
The Metro operator activated an emergency plan and asked the following train to pull the paralyzed train back to Songyuan Road Station to let passengers get out.
A Metro worker on the train said they had pulled the emergency brakes on the train to try to open the doors but failed.
Some passengers expressed fears that the failure of the train’s door system could threaten their lives if a fire occurs.
And lest you start pointing fingers at Line 10 for being the epicenter of all the recent troubles, we’ll have you know that it was the dastardly Line 3 that was stalled by lightning over the weekend, and the precarious escalators of the People’s Square station (nowhere near Line 10) that injured a toddler a little over a week ago. The thrills abound!