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An advert for trains

Unbelievable and you thought the M25 was bad


From the Daily Telegraph, and probably a very good advert for Chinese railways (although they will be jam packed, too, for the mid-autumn festival.)

If you thought the traffic was bad in the UK, then spare a thought for the poor motorists who were left stranded in this monster jam dubbed the ‘carpocalypse’.  Forget the bank holiday road ‘chaos’ we usually see in Britain, things can get a lot worse in China during their ‘Golden Week’ celebrations.

Thousands of motorists near a toll station in Beijing were left going nowhere fast as people returned home at the end of the week-long National Day holiday.  The nightmare bottleneck was reportedly caused by the combination of a new checkpoint, which sharply reduced the amount of lanes on the motorway from an estimated 50 to 20, and foggy weather.  Drone footage captured the unbelievable traffic gridlock on one of the country’s busiest roads…

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