World's Most Crowded Subways
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