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Breakdown strands riders on Nanjing subway

(People's Daily Online)

15:51, August 23, 2011

On Aug.22, a metro station worker gives apology letters to commuters at the entrance of a metro station in Nanjing. (Xinhua/Shen Peng)

Edited and Translated by Liu Xiaoning, People's Daily Online

At about 3:20 pm, a train running on the Nanjing Metro Line No. 2 suddenly broke down. The train slowed down and occasionally stopped when it was close to the Shanghai Road station. The stranded commuters got out of the train safely after a complete stop of the train at Xinjiekou station.

The service center at the station immediately sent two buses to transport trapped commuters, evacuated around 400 commuters and refunded their tickets. After the breakdown, only parts of Line No. 2 were running. During the rush hours, metro station workers had to guide commuters to board the train in order.

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