Ears are blocked in the deepest metro station (4 photos + 1 video)

22 May 2024

The first in the world before China was Arsenalnaya in Kyiv at a depth of 105.5 meters.

And the Chinese Hunyantsun station in Chongqing is “sunk” 116 meters underground. That's about the same as a 40-story high-rise!

Infinitely deep escalator for 40 floors

And those who descend from above often have blocked ears due to the difference in air pressure.

And all because they ride and descend quickly on the elevator, and not like us - gradually on the escalator.

Why are my ears blocked at this station? Due to the pressure difference between the inside and outside of the eardrum in the ear. The same thing can happen when going uphill sharply.

The entrance looks very ordinary, even boring, I consider this a drawback

It’s just that in ordinary life people don’t rise and fall so sharply and high, so all other stations do not cause barotrauma to the ear.

Have you been to this station?

Hunyantsun Station is located on Lines 5 and 9 of the Chongqing Metro. This is a very hilly metropolis, many people notice this, houses and shopping centers are scattered across the hills. It’s underground that you have to somehow compensate for the differences.

Hence the depth. Because they were laying the metro station from a hill, they had to dig a lot to adequately connect the station with other points.

The construction of the station took 400 days, and it was fully completed only in 2022. It's a pity that I was in China before it was put into operation. I just love such unique active architectural monuments.

After all, this is the deepest station in the world!

At the same time, the elevator descends from top to bottom of the station in 53 seconds! Well, almost like falling, if only my ears weren’t blocked. But the escalator is not an option here either; the ascent on the escalator duplicating the elevator takes 10 minutes. It is an unaffordable luxury to spend so much time in a metropolis.

Transparent elevator in China subway

Would you like to see such wonders in China, and not museums?

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