Wed, July 14, 2010
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4.8m subway commuters every day in Beijing

2010-07-14 07:31:56 GMT2010-07-14 15:31:56 (Beijing Time)  China Daily

A man cradles his baby in his arms as commuters shove each other in a crowded train on a subway line in Beijing July 14, 2010.[Photo/Xinhua]

A man takes a nap in an over-crowded train on subway Line 1 in Beijing, July 14, 2010. [Photo/Xinhua]

Commuters try hard to squeeze into a train at a stop on subway Line 1 in Beijing, July 14, 2010. [Photo/Xinhua]

A baby cries in a crowded train on subway Line 1 in Beijing, July 14, 2010. [Photo/Xinhua]

The capital's subway lines are expected to accommodate a daily volume of 4.8 million people during the summer travel peak of July 15 to August 31. With the advent of the summer vacation, Beijing has seen a rapid increase in the underground commuter population.

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