London Bridge: Commuters jump barriers to escape overcrowding amid rush hour ‘chaos’ – Transport – News – London Evening Standard

4 Mar

London Bridge: Commuters jump barriers to escape overcrowding amid rush hour ‘chaos’ – Transport – News – London Evening Standard.

this illustrates all too well that london is a commuter city with many times the number coming in everyday and going out of the city everyday just to come to work.

one curious effect of this is that even though there are millions in the city during the day, the streets are very empty outside the lunch hour and the rush hours. the city is like a ghost town in between. everyone is indoors working.

i know this because i have seen it. it is a strange feeling, one moment, the streets are dead, then suddenly huge amounts of people appear. they queue for the food, they crowd the pavements, it is quite an amazing sight really. it looks like a indian city, or hongkong, or s.e.asian city but whereas in those places it happens at all hours, but for this one place in london, it only occurs for a few hours at lunch time, and beginning of the day and end of the working day.

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