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A Look at Tokyo Subways in the ‘60s and ‘70s vs. Subways Now (10 pics + 2 gifs)

Posted by Raya in Random » Weird   30 Aug 2013   / 6960 views

From these pictures it seems that commuting in Tokyo has not changed that much since the ‘60s.

Here’s a snap from 1972, during a Tokyo railway strike, which crowded trains so much, some had to exit through windows. Weeee!

However, rush hour in Tokyo can be insane nevertheless. Here’s just a normal morning in 1970.

Here at Tokyo’s Shinjuku station, these guys are actually professional “pushers.”

They are literally tasked with shoving people onto the train. This is apparently even harder in the winter months when everyone wears bulky coats.

Not sure which is worse — being the pusher or pushee?

GET IN! IN I SAY!

Baby ostensibly not on board.

Of course, not much has changed for commuters in Tokyo…

As you can see here.

And here.

And here. This looks like so much fun.



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