How was your commute this morning? Beijing Metro’s Line 4 suspended operations for most of rush hour on Monday due to signal failure, Xinhua reports.
The signal failure occurred at around 7am, with some passengers trapped on board the train for over an hour before it proceeded to the next station.
Subway broadcasting said there was a signal system failure and advised passengers to take others means of transport such as public buses Interchange services were closed.
Passengers queued up dozens of meters long at the entrances of the line’s stop at the Beijing South Railway Station. Taxis lined up for several hundred meters near the stop to pick up people.
“I had to transfer to three subway lines to go to the downtown,” said Yan Yu, a student of Tsinghua University, “The failure delayed me for over 40 minutes.”
The Line 4 line’s suspension made other subway lines, such as Line 2, 5, and 10, even more crowded. The intervals were much longer than in normal time.