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World's Most Crowded Subways

World's Most Crowded Subways: Sao Paulo

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No. 12 São Paulo, Brazil

Annual Ridership: 1.1 billion

Each day, the subway system in the Brazilian capital transports about 4.5 million passengers. The busiest station is Palmeiras-Barra Funda, which recorded 59.5 million passengers in 2012. Chaotic scenes of passengers struggling to fit on a train aren’t limited to Japan or China; this video of the crowded São Paulo subway gives a new perspective to a South American vacation.

Source: São Paulo Company of the Metropolitan, 2012

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