China’s annual Spring Festival travel rush never really gets truly started until tens of thousands of travelers are stranded together inside a single railway station for hours on end.
Such was the case last night, when rare snow in parts of eastern and central Chinese caused the delay of some trains, sending travelers spiraling into total hell. At the always hellish Guangzhou Railway Station, around 100,000 people waited outside for their train to finally come in.
For the historic occasion, local police were forced to draft 1,300 extra security personnel when the initial 2,600 officers just weren’t enough to handle the constantly surging crowd.
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Of course, migrants in Guangzhou weren’t the only ones suffering. Try to find Waldo in these pics of Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station from last night:
Or at Hangzhou East Railway Station:
This is just more evidence that if you are planning to stay in China for the holidays, it’s probably best to just stay put and try to move as little possible. If you’re spending it in Shanghai, check out our survival guide. Happy holidays!
[Images via NetEase // Tencent]