KL713 From Netherlands, joined Aug 2001, 772 posts, RR: 1 Posted (13 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 2239 times:
besides my love for the civil aviation, i'm also a Subway-train lover!!
my favorite 2 are the Amsterdam Metro and the London Underground, been for the first time on the London "tube" a month ago, and just fell in love with this nostalgic underground system in one second..........
Silverfox From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 1058 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (13 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 2148 times:
Just to add a bit of info
I know the guy who holds the Guinness record for passing through each London UndergrounD station in the shortest possible time. He normally does an attempt about every 6 or so weeks.
He has given our club a talk on it. Held us spellbound for two hours
DesertJets From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7842 posts, RR: 14
Reply 20, posted (13 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 2114 times:
Great pictures of the Pyongyang subway. My sister-in-law spent a semester in Moscow and most of the Moscow metro stations are similiarly decorated. Now if you like stamped concrete, go ride the Washington Metro.
Stop drop and roll will not save you in hell. --- seen on a church marque in rural Virginia
LH423 From Canada, joined Jul 1999, 6501 posts, RR: 53
Reply 22, posted (13 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 2103 times:
DeltaRules: The subway in Toronto is called the TTC (Toronto Transit Company, I think ). I don't know if Torontonians have a special name for the subway, they may just call it "the subway."
You are correct, the Boston subway is colloquially referred to as the "T", short for MBTA (Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority-http://www.mbta.com). The subway is made up of four subway lines (green, orange, red, and blue). A fifth line (technically a BRT, or advanced rapid bus line) called the Silver Line, will be operational within the next few months. The T also operates hundreds of bus lines around the metro-Boston area, commuter boat services in and around Boston Harbor and to outlying suburbs. In partnership with Amtrak, the T is also in charge of some 15 commuter rail lines that service cities from Newburyport (near New Hampshire) in the North, to Providence, RI in the south, and Worcester, MA in the west.
Overall, over 1,2 million people take the T every day, making the MBTA the fourth largest public transportation system in the United States!
Click on the link I posted earlier, scroll down, and read my first post for pictures!
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Delta-flyer From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 2676 posts, RR: 6
Reply 23, posted (13 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 2101 times:
I like the Montreal Metro the best. I rode it the evening it opened for the first time, in October of 1966 (I think it was a Friday). The first day was free. I rode both lines, end-to-end, after class at McGill.