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L.A. Metro Hires Anna Akana for J-Pop-Inspired Videos on Good Manners in Public Transportation

In hopes of fostering a more harmonious commuting experience for its riders, the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) is using the power of J-Pop’s catchy tunes and the eye-catching visuals of Japanese television production in a unique and colorful promotional campaign. 

For the project, Metro teamed up with studio Lord Danger and director Mike Diva to make “Metro Manners”, a series of public service announcements that are meant to create awareness on the importance of common courtesy and basic manners when using public transportation.

Passengers Join Forces to Rescue Elderly Woman Trapped Between Train and Platform in China

This is the heart-stopping moment a group of commuters teamed up to save an elderly woman whose leg fell through a gap between the train and station platform in Guangzhou Metro on Saturday.

Footage from the scene shows more than a dozen good Samaritans and rail workers combining their strength to push the passenger car to the side, giving the woman a chance to slide her right leg out.

Inside the Chinese Subway Stop Built in the Middle of Nowhere

Caojiawan subway station in Chongqing in southwest China is pictured covered in overgrown weeds and shrubbery with no major road or any kind of public transportation connected to it. It may very well look abandoned, but it’s actually a fully operational subway stop.

Located on the outskirts of Chongqing Metro’s Line 6 that links suburbs to the city’s center, the station finished construction back in 2015, according to Shanghaiist.

Chinese Commuters Run For Their Lives When Subway Station Ceiling Suddenly Collapses

Last Friday, three Shanghai commuters ran for their lives when the Shanghai subway station ceiling suddenly collapsed. 

The scary scene, which was caught on the station camera, showed three commuters casually walking near Exit 3 at Siping Road Station when the accident occurred. The Shanghai subway station ceiling reportedly collapsed due to high humidity as well as other factors.