When you are told it’s worse elsewhere…
Lima, one evening in April, I wanted to test the metro, yeah that’s fun!
Logically I show up at the entrance, well I struggled a little bit to understand that my brand new bus card was not valid for the train.
As I walk towards the entrance gates, I see a queue on one side but I’m not sure I understand how everything is organized and you never know if there is a misunderstanding…
I walk up this line and start to hallucinate﹡ because it never stops…
I pass the corner of the street, and I keep going up the line to take my place at the end, but it looks like it’s non-stop.
And indeed I thought it would never stop, it was curiosity that pushed me to continue.
Finally got to the very end, I asked a guy if this was normal and if he knew what the wait time was: basically the situation was about normal and we could expect 10 to 15 minutes of waiting.
Honestly I felt a bit reassured .
The video you can see here is a souvenir, because that was quite impressive, these are sequences filmed from the start of the queue to the metro (and a little more).
What is also surprising is that, in fact, once you have passed the entrance, there are not particularly crowds in the metro.
﹡There was a time we used to talk like this in France