My third attempt to take Kunming's light urban train was more successful yesterday. There were only twelve or so passengers scattered though the three carriages, all OAPS taking grandchildren for a train ride... nobody seems to genuinely need to use the train to get anywhere. With tickets for the hour-long return journey costing just 1.5RMB (15p), the train service can't make any sort of profit. I spotted about 50 employees on our trip alone.
After 30 minutes of shuffling along, hooting its way through Kunming's streets and holding up the traffic, we arrived at ShiZui. There was nothing much to see there, except for the train engine being unhooked from the front and rehooked to the back of the carriages.
Our journey back was just as uneventful. I actually decided to hop off at the half-way station, which is surprisingly near my house. It gave me the chance to be on the road, held up by my own train! A really fun (and cheap) trip out on yet another sunny day.
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