Chongqing Metro Monorail Passes Through Residential Building


From Sohu:

Chongqing Monorail Passes Through Building, Unique Throughout Entire Country

2014 July 31st, at Liziba in Yuzhong District of Chongqing, the Line 2 monorail passes through a building. Many netizens complain about/make fun of Chongqing’s complex topography, its godly monorail, its godly terrain, making it a one of a kind sight in the country.


Chongqing Rail Transit is the public metro system of Chongqing, China, operated by the Chongqing Rail Transit (Group) Limited Co., and began operations on 2004 November 6. Among its lines, the Line 2 monorail is the first urban metro in China’s western regions, as well as China’s first straddle-beam monorail line.


Chongqing is located to the southeast of the Sichuan basin, with the Daba, Wushan, Wuling, and Dalou Mountains to its north, east and south. Most of the terrain is composed of hills and mountains, with lots of its area being slopes, resulting in the city being known as a “mountain city”. As a result, the light rail must pass through the building.


Comments on Sohu:

我就是我 [搜狐北京市网友]:

I wouldn’t live in that building even if you gave it to me.

搜狐新闻客户端网友 [搜狐山东省淄博市网友]:

When Japan has light rail that passes through buildings, you people call it a marvel, but when our country has a light rail that passes through buildings, you people talk shit. Are you people without shame?

凡尘清心 [搜狐上海市网友]:

Why doesn’t this light rail pass through a government building?

搜狐新闻客户端网友 [搜狐广东省广州市网友]:

That building’s fengshui is bad.

手机搜狐网友 [搜狐江苏省南通市网友]:

Can’t believe the residents agreed to that.

魔鬼尼禄 [搜狐重庆市网友]:

This is Line 2 and I have to take this every week going to school. There is a light rail station in there. There isn’t much noise so it basically doesn’t affect the residents.

搜狐网友66473566 [搜狐安徽省淮北市网友]:

Are the city planners retarded? Or was the money saved embezzled?

黑白棋局 [搜狐广东省惠州市网友]:

Don’t act so surprised, most of Chongqing is this type of terrain, with houses all built on the hills and mountainsides.

搜狐新闻客户端网友 [搜狐河北省沧州市网友]:

So did the building come first or did the train tracks come first?

搜狐新闻客户端网友 [搜狐重庆市网友]:

You can jump off the building to ride the light rail.

岁月如歌 [搜狐安徽省黄山市网友]:

If it derails, then the people in the building are done for. Is this type of design within regulations?


Written by Joe

Joe is a documentary producer and journalist based in Shanghai


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