Thursday, 18. December 2014
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Ever wondered why sometimes the doors on the underground close and then open and close again? According to this video, in some cases it is so the driver can have a bit more extra time to play Farmville.
Traveller Carlo Segura Linares said: "I couldn't believe it when I got onto the train and saw this guy that was supposed to be driving playing Farmville on his tablet. I grabbed my phone straightaway because I knew no one would believe me, and I wanted to make sure everybody realised how we were putting lives at risk with idiots like this."
The video he shot shows the train driver on the Mexico City underground system, the Metro de la Ciudad de Mexico, driving through the capital and at the same time playing the game. The video that was uploaded shows the man playing between the stations of Cuatro Caminos to Tasquena in the Mexican capital.
In the message alongside the posting he wrote: "Look at this, this is our security, this is our safety in the hands of this idiot who feels he would rather play Farmville. Can you believe it? I wonder what his bosses will say when they see it on Facebook."
The man said what shocked him most was the way the driver would shut the doors, and then open them again a short while later so that he could continue to play the game uninterrupted for a few more seconds.
The video was widely republished on local social media by people in the capital who said that the man's employers should fire him for destroying public confidence in the service.
The Mexico City Metro is one of the largest underground systems in the world and in 2012, the system served 1.609 billion passengers, placing it as the metro with the eighth highest number of passengers.
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