Rush-hour keeps billions on the move | September 30, 2014

Train commuters hold on to the front, side of an overcrowded passenger train - Soweto, South Africa

Train commuters hold on to the front, side of an overcrowded passenger train – Soweto, South Africa

On packed subways and crowded highways, billions of people participate in a short-distance population shift twice a day: the rhythmic ritual of the daily commute to and from work.

Highways clogged with bumper-to-bumper cars may be the go-to image of rush-hour traffic. But peer deeper and you’ll find others.

In South Africa, brave commuters risk life and limb by hitching a ride on the front of a train. Sleek elevated metro trains slither past

AP

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