The other day on the subway, I watched in shock as two middle aged women repeatedly tried to run through the barriers without paying, by trying to follow closely behind a fare paying passenger. But each time they were too slow and the barriers closed before they could get past. It was quite comical. And I think they were caught out because it’s rare for stations in Shanghai to use barriers. Turnstiles are more common and with those it’s easy to simply duck and walk under them.
I’m glad I found this video to share with you so you can see just how rampant fare dodging is in this city!