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Old 01 September 2008, 07:03 PM
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Originally Posted by llewtrah View Post
Harrassed porters, similarly clad old ladies in voluminous skirts ... all of those lent it plausibility at the time.
So the bit about the shovers-on is factual, then? They still have those in Japan, although it's so that they can fit more people on the metro, rather than to help slow passengers. A bit less subtle than "Please move down inside the carriage", but more effective - they can fit another ten people or so inside what you'd think was a full London tube carriage by this method.

I didn't realise they'd ever had those in London, though.
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