The Chaos of rush hour and what it looks like in different countries around the World

Rush Hour will always conjure up images of a sea of people making their way down the street or in some countries the image of people hanging on buses and riding atop trains. In every country, the nature of rush hour is different and it would be interesting to see some of them. This is what rush hour in different countries look like.


1 Beijing, China

Come 6 pm and rush hour in Beijing China will look like this on the highway but god forbid you’re taking the subway, you may have to fight a literal battle with your elbows to get in for a ride home. The subway at rush hour is just a massive ocean of people surging back and forth.

Longest traffic jam in Beijing, China

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2 Dhaka, Bangladesh

This is what a train ride looks like during Bangladesh’s biggest religious festival the ijtema. There is a shortage of transport between the religious destinations and hence everyone loves clambering up on the roof of a train.

Ijtema festival Bangladesh

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3 Venice, Italy

Come rush hour in Venice and you can forget about those romantic notions of gondolas gliding lazily across the canals because everything is packed. From Gondolas to the public transport waterway system of motorized boats called Vaporetto. It would be difficult to get a seat.

Gondolas Venice, Italy

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4 Train attendants at work in Tokyo, Japan

Being the polite country that it is Japan has special train attendants who help pack and shove people into the crowded trains which are a major part of the public transit system.

Train attendants at work in Tokyo, Japan

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