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Does Your City Have Subway's Or Commuter Trains?  
User currently offlineUsairwys757 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (10 years 7 months 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 3343 times:

Subway's as in trains not the eating place. Here in Atlanta we have the MARTA, its one of the best around IMO. Does your city have subway or commuter train service??

[Edited 2004-05-27 23:20:23]

[Edited 2004-05-27 23:23:58]

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User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 40073 posts, RR: 74
Reply 1, posted (10 years 7 months 3 days ago) and read 3329 times:

Yep!
Here in San Francisco we have MUNI as well as BART and CalTrain which services most of the Bay Area.



Bring back the Concorde
User currently offlineWorldoftui From Sweden, joined Aug 2007, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (10 years 7 months 3 days ago) and read 3329 times:

USairwys757

In Reading, we aren't quite advanced enough to have subway or commuter trains.
We have just modernised though, and introduced these into service......




Mark


User currently offlineDfwRevolution From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 1001 posts, RR: 51
Reply 3, posted (10 years 7 months 3 days ago) and read 3325 times:

Dallas has the DART light-rail, and the few times I've commuted onboard were great. I don't ride enough to know if this is a common occurance, but the trains were clean and comfortable. I'd ride it more often, but I commute down the Tollroad or Preston not Central  Sad

User currently offlineDLKAPA From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (10 years 7 months 3 days ago) and read 3321 times:

Denver has the joke called Light Rail.

Gets you from Highlands Ranch To Downtown, and Back. Also gives you a good view of what the Denver Ghettos look like.

DLKAPA


User currently offlineVSLover From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 1897 posts, RR: 22
Reply 5, posted (10 years 7 months 3 days ago) and read 3318 times:

obviously.

in nyc we have the subway, the LIRR (long island rail road), metro north, and NJTransit (new jersey transit) the last two are commuter trains.

they all smell like piss.


User currently offlineWorldoftui From Sweden, joined Aug 2007, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (10 years 7 months 3 days ago) and read 3309 times:

they all smell like piss. Big grin

Is it ever enjoyable to travel on rat-infested sewer trains? At least in Reading, you get fresh air - that is until the horse takes a s*it.

Mark


User currently offlineRoberta From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (10 years 7 months 3 days ago) and read 3304 times:

yes London has an excuse of an underground system.

User currently offlineConcord977 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 1261 posts, RR: 25
Reply 8, posted (10 years 7 months 3 days ago) and read 3299 times:

Washington has the famous "Metro" system. It is clean, fast and you can use it to get almost anywhere in the area (except Dulles airport!)


No info
User currently offlineNorth County From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 712 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (10 years 7 months 3 days ago) and read 3295 times:


San Diego has a very successful light rail system - San Diego Trolley

Runs from Qualcom stadium to the "Border", El Cajon to Downtown.

The Coaster - Heavy rail from Oceanside to Downtown San Diego.

Metrolink - Heavy rail from Oceanside to Orange County/L.A.

I have used them all to get to work.


User currently offline777236ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (10 years 7 months 3 days ago) and read 3287 times:

Roberta, the Tube's fantastic. One thing I miss about London.

Manchester has a tram, which is desperate for the link to Trafford Park to be completed.


User currently offlineWorldoftui From Sweden, joined Aug 2007, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (10 years 7 months 3 days ago) and read 3281 times:

Metro Rail / subway systems in the UK, as far as I know:
London
Manchester
Croydon
Sheffield
Birmingham
Nottingham
Tyne and Wear / Newcastle

Mark


User currently offlineMD11Engineer From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 14139 posts, RR: 62
Reply 12, posted (10 years 7 months 3 days ago) and read 3280 times:

Berlin has a very efficient system, open 24hrs on most lines. Cologne has one as well.

Jan


User currently offlineLeviticus From New Zealand, joined Oct 2007, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (10 years 7 months 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 3258 times:

Stockholm where I usually live have a pretty big and efficient subway system, when it is up and running that is, and when it is broke (happens a few times a week) you do not have anything else, it sucks. Here in Andorra we do not have anything except a few crappy bus lines without schedule. Get a car or walk...

User currently offlineJamotcx From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 1037 posts, RR: 24
Reply 14, posted (10 years 7 months 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 3249 times:

Here in Manchester UK we have a basic tram service.

If you need to get anywhere your better on a bus, unless your lucky enough to be going anywhere near the tram lines.


Jamo


User currently onlineMir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 21876 posts, RR: 55
Reply 15, posted (10 years 7 months 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 3249 times:

Berlin has a very efficient system, open 24hrs on most lines. Cologne has one as well.

I LOVE Berlin's system! It's the absolute best I've been on so far (all of it, including the trams and buses). Much better than the piece of garbage we have here in New York (ever heard of expresses being slower than local trains? It happens here on a regular basis). Stuttgart's is nice too.

Other top ratings: Paris, Washington, San Fransisco, Boston




7 billion, one nation, imagination...it's a beautiful day
User currently offlineGarnetpalmetto From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 5426 posts, RR: 52
Reply 16, posted (10 years 7 months 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 3246 times:

Columbia lacks a rail system or subway system. Best we have is the CMRTA, the Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority, or Columbia (and surrounding environ's) bus system. It's a historical look at the good 'ole boy system in the South. You see, once upon a time, there was only one power company in the entire state, South Carolina Electric & Gas (SCE&G). In order to maintain their monopoly, state government ordered SCE&G to run the bus system in Columbia. As a result of this, SCE&G did the WORST possible job so that city and state government would eventually cancel this contract. Busses were extremely late and ill-maintained and it was not unknown for busses to break down during a route. The things were pollution machines and getting stuck behind one in traffic was never fun. Drivers were barely competent and, worst of all, ridership was low. Finally, CMRTA was created to manage the bus system as well as downtown Columbia's trolley system (basically those diesel-powered shuttle busses made to look like trolleys). Things haven't gotten MUCH better, but they're getting there. Maintenance is better, all the busses have been replaced by new Blue Bird busses, ridership is slightly higher, and there's a drive now to "park and ride" by parking your car at commuter lots on the city outskirts and take the bus to work. Fares have been raised to $1.00, but it's still doable


South Carolina - too small to be its own country, too big to be a mental asylum.
User currently offlineLH423 From Canada, joined Jul 1999, 6501 posts, RR: 54
Reply 17, posted (10 years 7 months 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 3244 times:

Here in Boston, we have the MBTA, or 'T' for short. Consists of four, coloured subway lines which branch off into 12 endstations, a few hundred bus lines, and 14 Commuter Rail (regional trains) lines which serve Plymouth, Kingston, and Middleborough in the Southeast, Providence, RI in the south, Worcester in the west, Fitchburg in the Northwest, Newburyport in the north, and Rockport in the northeast.

A pasttime in Boston is complaining and griping about how much the T sucks, but I'd be hard-pressed to find many cities in North America with a better system. Also, the MBTA holds the title of the oldest subway in North America!

LH423



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User currently offlineMD11Engineer From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 14139 posts, RR: 62
Reply 18, posted (10 years 7 months 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 3242 times:

About two years ago I was in Dallas, Tx. and used the DART system. It was nice, clean and modern. I liked it. Barcelona and Madrid have an efficient system as well.

Jan


User currently offlinePelican From Germany, joined Apr 2004, 2531 posts, RR: 8
Reply 19, posted (10 years 7 months 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 3241 times:

MD11Engineer
open 24hrs on most lines - unfortunately this time is gone. At night you have to use special night-busses. But the public transport of Berlin is still very good: S-Bahn (railway), U-Bahn (subway), Tram, Regionalbahn (heavy railway), lots of bus routes.

pelican

[Edited 2004-05-28 01:50:41]

User currently offlineMD11Engineer From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 14139 posts, RR: 62
Reply 20, posted (10 years 7 months 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 3236 times:

Pelican,

What about line 1 (East-West) and line 9 (North-south) and the network of night busses in between?

Jan


User currently offlineNorth County From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 712 posts, RR: 1
Reply 21, posted (10 years 7 months 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 3233 times:

Superfly,

You work on the BART system?



User currently offlineVaporlock From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (10 years 7 months 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 3232 times:

We have the "TTC" (Toronto Transit Commission) that run both the bus and subway lines in Toronto and we also have the GO Train which is a metro train service that goes to town & cities outside Toronto. Overall out transit system is pretty good.  Big thumbs up

I have travelled many times on the subway system in Chicago and found it pretty good! The painting that people have done down in the tunnels is amazing!!! Big grin

Phyllis  Wink/being sarcastic


User currently offlineContinental From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5522 posts, RR: 17
Reply 23, posted (10 years 7 months 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 3231 times:

Here in Minneapolis, Minnesota, we have no subway, but our lightrail train system is about to start. They have free rides going on now for a while, I don't think it opens for a few more weeks. The trains look nice, and some stations look pretty nice, I'll only need to ride it when I'm going to Twins games, but at least I'll ride it!

User currently offlinePelican From Germany, joined Apr 2004, 2531 posts, RR: 8
Reply 24, posted (10 years 7 months 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 3227 times:

I'm not sure about the U1 but the U9 is not in service at this time (2 am) - you have to take the bus if you want to go from Zoo to Rathaus Steglitz. But at weekend the U9 offers a 24h service.

pelican


25 MD11Engineer : Those two lines used to be open for the whole night. Jan
26 Pelican : Probably it's because Berlin and the BVG are almost bankrupt.
27 Superfly : North County: You work on the BART system? No, I never worked with BART. I worked with MUNI, Caltrans and Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway.
28 Post contains links and images KEno : In Kuala Lumpur Metropolitan Area we have 7 different lines - consisting of light rapid transit (LRT), monorail and commuter train lines. http://www.s
29 MD11Engineer : Yes, I´ve heard about the Landesbank Berlin scandal (I haven´t lived in Berlin for the last 6 years). Those guarantees given by the former governmen
30 Elephantboy : In Bangkok we have BTS skytrain which is nice to see the city. MRTA Subway is coming into service this July.
31 MD11Engineer : Manila has the LRT, I used it 13 years ago asnd it was also quite nice and modern. Jan
32 Post contains links Seb146 : Portland Oregon has MAX: Metropolitan Area eXpress. We have just opened a third line and are starting work on a fourth. Blue line goes from Hillsboro
33 Post contains images Arcano : Santiago has an amazing subway system. It has more than 30 years old and looks brand new. no graffiti, no trash on the floor, smells good and everythi
34 Post contains links DesertJets : Apparently Syracuse, NY has a rail system, called OnTrack.... a rather pathetic one at that too. Apparently it now only runs 3 days a week and only ge
35 Post contains links Ozzie : There is nothing aside from the bus lines here in PHX, but the city is constructing a light rail that is to run from PHX-Tempe. http://www.valleymetro
36 MD11Engineer : Interesting thing is that in most western German towns the tramway / streetcar system has been abolished as being an obstacle to cars. For the last te
37 Post contains images Concord977 : To add to reply #8, I just found a few pictures of the DC Metro:
38 ConcordeBoy : We have one of the largest train hubs in the nation... but alas, none of it commuter.
39 MSYtristar : Well Fred, we do have three Streetcar (light rail) lines: The St.Charles line (the oldest operating rail line in America), the Canal line (just opened
40 ClassicLover : Here in Sydney, we have it all! A few underground stations in the city, and normal suburban trains throughout the suburbs, and into country areas. We
41 Mark777300 : NYC has it all, the Subway, LIRR (Long Island RR), Metro-North, NJ-Transit, we also have Amtrak's northeast corridor which is much like a commuter RR,
42 Post contains images QIguy24 : Here in Basel we have our trams. I love them!! But damn they are noisy!!
43 Post contains links and images Zak : the logo of the metro one of the newer generation trains(the ones running to and from the airport) for a map of the metro go here http://www.metromadr
44 Post contains images Fritzi : Here in Vienna we have: -Trams -Subways -Busses -Schnellbahns (Fast city trains, almost the same as the subway) When going around in the inner city it
45 Cancidas : obviously. in nyc we have the subway, the LIRR (long island rail road), metro north, and NJTransit (new jersey transit) the last two are commuter trai
46 Post contains links L-188 : Not really but there is talk about light rail service being set up on the existing ARR tracks. Right now the ARR does offer some service with BUDD RDC
47 Post contains links Captoveur : Cincinnati dug most of a subway line, built some stations, then never bought any trains... does that count? http://www.cincinnati-transit.net/subway.h
48 Post contains images Qb001 : Montreal has a decent transit system. The metro covers pretty much the main island of Montreal: And it's very nice too. Each station has a unique desi
49 Post contains images CactusA319 : In Chicago we have the CTA elevated trains or the "L". There are 7 lines that cover the city of Chicago. Two of those lines, the Red and Blue, have se
50 Post contains images Iflyatldl : Montreal has the excellent METRO system. Now, if it only ran to Dorval!
51 Post contains links Turtle : For all you public transit enthusiasts... http://www.metropla.net/
52 Post contains links Redngold : Cleveland, Ohio (USA) has a combined light and heavy rail system. The Red Line is heavy rail akin to New York's Metro-North Commuter Railroad, except
53 Charlib52 : SEA's transit system is a joke -- "commuter" heavy rail only runs 2-3 times per day! Everything else is bus. Big plans for light rail and a monorail,
54 Post contains links MSYtristar : Here's a map detailing the entire public transit system of greater New Orleans: http://www.norta.com/routes/system.php Steve/MSY
55 CannibalZ3 : Chapel Hill has a fairly efficient bus system, and it's FREE! On the other hand, the Triangle in general desperately needs some form of mass transit.
56 Post contains images BMAbound : Stockholm has extensive public transportation, but delays are common practice (well, delays by Swedish standards meaning that 5 mins would piss half o
57 Goose : Calgary, Alberta has an LRT system which was originally built in the 1980s, and now extends to the Northwest, Northeast and South sectors of the city.
58 Post contains images Horus : Cairo is the ONLY city in the Middle East that has a Metor/Underground train system. It was opened just under 10 years ago and by 2001 3 million peopl
59 Post contains links Goose : Cairo is the ONLY city in the Middle East that has a Metor/Underground train system. Actually, Haifa, in Israel has a sort of oddity of a subway syste
60 Post contains images David_itl : The tram err...light rapid transit system in Manchester will have a "big bang" sooner or later with lines leading to the airport, Trafford Centre (pr
61 Greg : Houston has above ground light rail. About all it does is cost a billion dollars and hit cars every day. It goes nowhere anybody wants to travel. That
62 Post contains links and images Aloges : My town has buses and the occasional freight train, mostly for hauling scrap metal. Does that count? http://www.ilmebahn.de/
63 Post contains images AviationMaster : Here in Zurich we have a great transportation system which covers up the whole state (Kanton Zürich) consisting of trams, busses, commuter trains and
64 N670UW : I live in a town of 7,500... I wouldn't exactly say we have a subway or commuter trains. 670
65 Saxman66 : Houston has above ground light rail. About all it does is cost a billion dollars and hit cars every day. It goes nowhere anybody wants to travel. That
66 IMissPiedmont : My "city" has no greyhound station or taxi service, much less a subway or light rail. The nearest Tucson bus stop to my house is 23 miles away so I'm
67 Post contains links and images BarfBag : The Delhi Metro Rail in New Delhi, India, consists of a combination of underground, surface and elevated rail. Trainsets Shastri Park Station Route ma
68 Post contains links AndersNilsson : Yes! Commuter trains, subways and trams. Map of all local rail traffic in Stockholm http://www.sl.se/ficktid/karta%2Fvinter/vSpartrafik.pdf Anders
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