On the Subway 3: Will Free Transportation Turn Out to be a Nightmare?

Having picked up the Olympic tickets I was (luckily) able to purchase in Phase 3 and, being a lawyer, I flipped one over and read the "fine print" (otherwise known as the Terms and Conditions) on the back of the ticket. There were 12 Terms with the most interesting of them being the last one:
You may use your Ticket to travel for free on the date marked on your Ticket
(until 4 a.m. the next morning) by public bus and subway within the Beijing
Municipality (excluding passenger transport to suburban districts and counties,
and the airport express. You are responsible for checking transportation
information and setting aside enough time for security inspection.
Wow! This will make things very nice for anybody with tickets to an event and this also represents a huge, HUGE loss in profit for the city. It is really a wonderful gesture that Beijing is making and I tip my hat to them.

That is, until I came across a post on Zhongnanhai's great blog which warns of heightened security in all subway stations, including x-ray machines, by July. If this turns out to be true, it could make the daily commute bad enough on an average day, but I can only imagine how insane it will be come the start of the Olympics. Please, say it ain't so?!

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