Originally Posted by Kas
Along those lines; when it's really crowded, and people stand two feet from the yellow line. You can't move to that spot because it's blocked from all sides. I don't get it, the train isn't going to magically change course and hit you
- that yellow line is plenty of buffer: so stand the fuck on it. It's empty space, therefore inefficient and if there's anything I absolutely hate it is inefficiency. ORDNUNG MUSS SEIN.
The train is not going to magically change direction of course, but I bet some are worried that they might get pushed onto the track and electrocuted
(usually there's big yellow warning signs "Danger High Voltage"). Crowd surges can happen and people have been pushed off the platform. Ever been on the Beijing Subway, Line 1 during rush hour?
I'm sure that's why most modern subways and metros have platform edge doors. Allows the whole platform space to be used efficiently, no standing behind or on yellow lines, and no risk of being pushed or falling onto the track and being electrocuted.