Man runs out of subway car and races it to get back in at next station

I could have never imagined this could be possible: Watch this guy getting out of a London subway car and running all the way to next station to get back inside the same subway car.

I think this can only happen in London. In a place like New York—where trains most often run at Mach 2, making passengers suffer acceleration forces of 9G in some curves—this guy would have not been able to do it.


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This puts me in mind of British Cafe Racers of the '60s. Motorcycle guys called Rockers would congregate at a transport cafe. One of them would start a song on the jukebox, then jump on his bike, race to the next cafe up the line, and try to return before the record ended. They got extra points if they hit 100 mph (The Ton). This type of racing led to a distinct style of bike, the Cafe Racer.

Interviewer: Are you a Mod or a Rocker?

George Harrison: I'm a Mocker.

A Hard Day's Night, 1964