Time-travelling subway: is this the past or the future?

China Plus Published: 2017-05-09 15:51:33
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A subway station in southwest China’s Chongqing is photographed surrounded by overgrown weeds with no road or other types of public transport linking to it. [Photo: VCG]

A subway station in southwest China’s Chongqing is photographed surrounded by overgrown weeds with no road or other types of public transport linking to it. [Photo: VCG]

A subway station in southwest China’s Chongqing, opened in 2015, is photographed surrounded by overgrown weeds with no road or other types of public transport linking to it. 

A subway station in southwest China’s Chongqing is photographed surrounded by overgrown weeds with no road or other types of public transport linking to it. [Photo: VCG]

A subway station in southwest China’s Chongqing is photographed surrounded by overgrown weeds with no road or other types of public transport linking to it. [Photo: VCG]

The station, Caojiawan, was opened in 2015. The station is built with 3 exits with only one currently open.

Located on the outskirts of Chongqing, only a very limited number of passengers get on and off here usually.

A subway station in southwest China’s Chongqing is photographed surrounded by overgrown weeds with no road or other types of public transport linking to it. [Photo: VCG]

A subway station in southwest China’s Chongqing is photographed surrounded by overgrown weeds with no road or other types of public transport linking to it. [Photo: VCG]

Why? The design of the subway line and the construction of roads are actually handled by two different governmental departments. It is said that the city planning may keep up with the stretches of the metro line in the future.

The staff members admit that they do not see many passengers. [Photo:VCG]

The staff members admit that they do not see many passengers. [Photo:VCG]

Meaning in the future, there may be a city here. For now, it's simply a subway stop in the wilderness.

Caojiawan station is on Chongqing's Metro Line 6 that links suburbs to the city center.

A passenger, one of the few the station sees, waits for the train on May 8, 2017. [Photo:VCG]

A passenger, one of the few the station sees, waits for the train on May 8, 2017. [Photo:VCG]

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