Thursday, January 10, 2008
Massive Human Jam at Boonlay MRT Station
It was 5mins before 8am. I couldn't believe my eyes after I alighted from the bus... the entrance to Boonlay MRT station was super duper packed!!! It was as if I was being teleported to an century old train station in India that was under major construction and during super peak hours! People were squeezing in and out of the station using what's left of the staircase (about 1/2 of the staircase space is under some kinda construction now), and there were broadly unorganised queues leading to the few entry gates!
The few thoughts that came into my mind were...
"Did someone jumped into the track again and there is no train?"
"Is today the Boycott All Taxis day?"
"Is there free drinks or loaves of bread being distributed in the station for some marketing campaign?"
After squeezing and moving like turtle in the crowd for about 10mins (surprisingly shorter than I had expected, with such a huge crowd), I finally managed to get to the escalators and up to the platform. And here's the strange thing...
The trains were not crowded.
Yes, the trains were not crowded at all. I guessed it was because that there was a train coming into the station every 2mins and moving out with half empty cabins every 2mins.
So what caused such a chaotic situation at the station? Hmm...