June 28, 2011 12:05pm CST
I have this problem about taking trains. I'm not sure if many all over the world face this. Everytime the train arrives at a station, alighting becomes a challenge. People waiting at the door inside the train look out through the door windows to see how many are standing outside. It's a relief when the numbers are few. Panic attack strikes when there is a crowd because you don't know if you are going to make it out against the human tsunami tide roaring to run over you to prevent you from getting off at your station and getting home in one piece to see your loved ones. Despite repeated public campaigns and constant announcements at the stations, people keep rushing in. How is it in your countries?
28 Jun 11
I find that this happens in my country a lot, and sometimes you have to wait until the next station because some people just literally do not move when the train comes to a stop, even when it is perfectly clear that there are people who are trying their best to get off the trains. I try to get to the doors at least one stop in advance so that I know I am ready to get off the train and won't get stuck on it, because it adds a fair amount of time and effort to the journey if you end up at the complete wrong station. Hopefully I will get a car soon then I won't have to worry about public transport at all.
29 Jun 11
Some train-passengers are just plain rude! It makes you feel as if you have committed some kind of offence when you politely ask if they would kindly move so you can get off at your station! Thank God I don't usually have to travel when the UK trains are busy in the rush hour!