Dirty beds on overnight trains became the focus of discussion in China after a Tencent microblog user shared a photo of the disgusting sheets on his ride from Fujian to Changsha.
“Fuzhou to Changsha, train number K1682, see the sanitation of the bedsheets in the car, everyone click like,” a man named Wang who lives in Fujian wrote.
“I didn’t know before that it could be dirty to such a degree,” Wang said, as quoted by GMW.cn.
Wang had the unfortunate shock of discovering the filth the next morning, when he had been looking for his phone under the covers, after he had slept under it the whole night. “You can clearly see the quilt wasn’t changed in a long time, nor was it hung to dry.”
As dirty as the blanket in Wang’s bed was, it is nowhere near the most disgusting train blanket in China, or the most disgusting train car. ChinaHush searched the internet to find some that will make you never think about riding a train again.
Bedbugs on train D313 from Beijing to Shanghai
Sohu TV: A netizen describes: “Be careful, there are blood-sucking bugs on the sleeper: On the evening of August 28, from Beijing to Shanghai, train no. D313, car no. 6, on the lower beds in rows 13 and 15, we discovered seven or eight blood-sucking bugs. After crushing them there was some blood drops. In the daytime, I discovered some bite marks, itching.” Shortly after, Zeng Peng, deputy director of the Beijing Municipal Center for Disease Control and Prevention, confirmed [the bedbugs].
小麦的海: Look at the pillow on the train!!! Rags aren’t this dirty!!! [angry faces] @People’sDaily
@Merry-ding: Really bad luck. I bought a soft bed [ticket], and I had this dirty pillow. I’m sick.
Just__fairy: This really makes me feel uncomfortable~I have risen trains for many years, and this is the first time I encountered a hard bed sleeper car that was this dirty!!! …
一鄒丹一: Pillow on the sleeper, dirty enough to scare people. …
跑调调色板的读书笔记: Today, I took the train from Liuzhou to Guangzhou. I think it was K1223 from Chengdu to Guangzhou East. Not only was it two hours late, also the hard sleeper was especially dirty. The quilt, sheets, and pillow were so dirty I didn’t dare touch them. …
乡下人来袭: Right now, the train hasn’t made it to the final station, but the sheets are appalling, tell us, how are we supposed to sleep? …
Many of the trains are dirty because people throw trash on the floor. The train workers are supposed to periodically sweep it up, but sometimes they don’t come around often enough.
Sometimes, the floor is covered with a layer of unidentifiable liquid and mud:
Don’t get me started on how dirty the bathrooms and sinks get by the end of the trip.
The toilets at train stations aren’t much better than the ones on the trains.