Yesterday’s fifth most powerful earthquake to hit the earth in 100 years has caused massive mayhem in Tokyo, where millions of commuters were stranded when the capital’s massive subway & train system was completely shut down.
Not long ago, we came across an article that brought up the issue of what will happen to 8 million commuters of the world’s largest metropolitan area if the extensive metro system suddenly went down.
Now, the fear has turned into a reality. Millions of commuters had to wait hundreds of meters of queue lines to catch buses and taxis, and millions more slept overnight at workplaces and subway stations. Think of families, loved ones separated from each other.
Tokyo bicycle shops are showing strong sales tonight as stranded commuters look for an alternative way home.
There are even reports of 4 missing intercity trains in the northeast part of Japan.
TRANSIT is saddened by the loss of lives and the damage caused by the earthquake & tsunami.
We all hope that Japan will recover soon from these tragic events.