kl713
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Any Subway-train Lovers?

Sat Jan 05, 2002 5:38 am

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..........  Love

are there other subway-lovers out here maybe???
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RE: Any Subway-train Lovers?

Sat Jan 05, 2002 5:39 am

Me!!!  Big thumbs up
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RE: Any Subway-train Lovers?

Sat Jan 05, 2002 5:55 am

I'm a New York City MTA Subway-Train lover. Smile
 
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RE: Any Subway-train Lovers?

Sat Jan 05, 2002 5:55 am

fieuww.......at least one!!  Big thumbs up

what's your favorite??



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RE: Any Subway-train Lovers?

Sat Jan 05, 2002 5:59 am

I'd happily spend a week sat on a tube train under London...

 
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RE: Any Subway-train Lovers?

Sat Jan 05, 2002 5:59 am

Train lover in general, and that includes subways.
 
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RE: Any Subway-train Lovers?

Sat Jan 05, 2002 6:01 am

Me! Me! Me!

Since I grew up in NYC, I can't say that the subway here is the "best" because I'm so used to it.

So, I'd have to say that my favorite subway systems is the Washington D.C. Metro. After that I'd have to say Hong Kong and London.


 
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RE: Any Subway-train Lovers?

Sat Jan 05, 2002 6:03 am

Ride them and work on them almost everyday.







Sorry for such large photos.  Sad
Bring back the Concorde
 
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RE: Any Subway-train Lovers?

Sat Jan 05, 2002 6:06 am

I am a fan of the Washington Metro

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RE: Any Subway-train Lovers?

Sat Jan 05, 2002 6:19 am

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RE: Any Subway-train Lovers?

Sat Jan 05, 2002 6:20 am

and also in AMS,

the exciting DING-DONG sound when the doors are closing..... Big grin
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RE: Any Subway-train Lovers?

Sat Jan 05, 2002 6:25 am

Me
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RE: Any Subway-train Lovers?

Sat Jan 05, 2002 6:33 am

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RE: Any Subway-train Lovers?

Sat Jan 05, 2002 8:02 am

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
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RE: Any Subway-train Lovers?

Sat Jan 05, 2002 8:07 am

I like the NYC and London subway but the smoothest subway that ive bin on by far the Montreal Metro
 
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RE: Any Subway-train Lovers?

Sat Jan 05, 2002 8:10 am

I love them. I like the Paris Metro, you can get across the city so quick. And it's nice how one station is so different from the next.
 
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RE: Any Subway-train Lovers?

Sat Jan 05, 2002 8:46 am

http://www.airliners.net/discussions/non_aviation/read.main/139879/4/

This was posted a little over a month ago, and may answer all your questions.

Personally, my favourites are the Boston "T", the Washington Metro, the Montréal Métro, the Frankfurt U-Bahn, and the Vienna U-Bahn.

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RE: Any Subway-train Lovers?

Sat Jan 05, 2002 8:55 am

some more Amsterdam picture links........

OFFICIAL ROUTE MAP AMSTERDAM METRO:
http://www.reed.edu/%7Ereyn/AmsterdamMap.5.JPG

Wibautstraat Station:
http://www.metropla.net/eu/ams/wibautstraat1-station.jpg

Kraaiennest Station:
http://www.metropla.net/eu/ams/kraaiennest1-station.jpg

Zonnestein Station(combistop Tram/Metro):
http://www.metropla.net/eu/ams/zonnestein1.jpg

Sloterdijk Station:
http://www.metropla.net/eu/ams/sloterdijk1-station.jpg

Old Subwaycars(Geinline and Gaasperplasline):
http://www.metropla.net/eu/ams/kraaiennest2-viaduct.jpg

Light-railcars(Amstelveenline):
http://www.nycsubway.org/eu/nl/ams-metro/ams69a.jpg

New Subwaycars(Ringline):
http://www.nycsubway.org/eu/nl/ams-metro/ams86a.jpg

 Big thumbs up
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RE: Any Subway-train Lovers?

Sat Jan 05, 2002 10:36 am

The MTA system is really fascinating!  Wow!
There are tons of "phantom" stations  Innocent
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RE: Any Subway-train Lovers?

Sat Jan 05, 2002 10:49 am

And who has the worlds deepest underground subway?




Pyongyang, North Korea



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RE: Any Subway-train Lovers?

Sat Jan 05, 2002 11:11 am

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.
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RE: Any Subway-train Lovers?

Sat Jan 05, 2002 1:25 pm

I love Subways!! We use them anytime we're in a city that has one. I think it's a much easier way to travel (except when you're jammed in like sardines in a can!!)

I've been on subways in...
Washington D.C. (Metro)
Boston ("T"-I think that's what its called)
London (Underground/Tube)
Paris (Metropolitan)
Toronto (Can anyone help me on what it's called??)

I've got a ton of Underground souviniers & a couple Washington Metro & Boston T-shirts.

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RE: Any Subway-train Lovers?

Sat Jan 05, 2002 1:49 pm

DeltaRules: The subway in Toronto is called the TTC (Toronto Transit Company, I think  Confused). 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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RE: Any Subway-train Lovers?

Sat Jan 05, 2002 1:50 pm

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.

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The Tuuuuuuube

Sat Jan 05, 2002 3:24 pm

It's 1.21am and it's finally time for bed. But before my head hits the pillows, I'd just like to say..

MIND THE GAP!

That's just for the Tube fans here  Smile

zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz........

 
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RE: Any Subway-train Lovers?

Sat Jan 05, 2002 8:58 pm

French RATP metros in Paris especially Metro line 1 with the rubber wheels
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RE: Any Subway-train Lovers?

Sat Jan 05, 2002 9:44 pm

I like public transportation in general, buses, trains, planes.

I really liked the Tube in London before I noticed that black stuff came out when I blew my nose after a tube journey. I'll avoid it whenever I can in the future.
The HK underground known as the MTR (Mass Transit Railway) is very nice. The trains are large and stable, courtesy of Metro-Cammel England! Train interior's been recently modernized. The Admiralty-Tsim Sha Tsui sector is said to be the busiest in the world. Very efficient system
http://www.hkrs.org.hk/photogallery/mtr/urban/refurbishedmtr.htm
The've got spanish trains which are awful on the Tung Cheung Line and Airport Express. Shaky and cabin pressure keep changing, which hurts the ears.

Tokyo also has a very nice subway system which is very efficient but in the rush hour no amount of efficiency is efficient enough!
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RE: Any Subway-train Lovers?

Sat Jan 05, 2002 11:09 pm

By far my favorite subway is in Madrid. It is the cleanest nicest, easiest to use subway in the world. They have TV's showing the latest news in the cars and and all the stations are spotless and kept very respectable.

On the contrary the Boston "T" is by far the worst public transportation system in the US (not that thay many exist). I had to commute on the T every day for 2 hours to get back and forth to my job. The service is unreliable, the times are horrible for a college town (service stops on some lines as early as 12.30) The green line is always over crowded, the orange line is unpredictable and dangerous at times, The blue line is falling apart. The only respectable line is the Red line (I wonder why since it serves predomineltly white neighborhoods!) .
Bottom line the stations are all old and in deep need of repair, they are dirty, overcrowded and pretty much need to be ripped up and rebuilt! The silver line is just going to be another way for Boston to blow billions of $ of tax payers money to feed contractors who are giving the politicians the money to stay in office.

Go to Madrid/London/Tokyo for a subway the way it should be.
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RE: Any Subway-train Lovers?

Sun Jan 06, 2002 5:46 pm


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RE: Any Subway-train Lovers?

Mon Jan 07, 2002 4:30 am

next year i'm going to visit Australia, Singapore and Hong Kong,

could anyone tell me more about the subway systems in Singapore and Hong Kong?? and about the public transport on rail in the Australian big cities??

thanx in advance,
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RE: Any Subway-train Lovers?

Mon Jan 07, 2002 9:57 am

I miss my Moscow subway... all the stations are different and richly decorated, and it was cheap and convenient to go anywhere in the subway.

In Moscow, we also have regional heavy rail and light rail, as well as an excellent bus system.
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RE: Any Subway-train Lovers?

Mon Jan 07, 2002 12:55 pm

Mocow is the best followed by London's Tube and the NYC Subway and DC Metro. The worst is Rome. It is cronically delayed, and it doesn't get you to where you want to go. CTA is another one There are hardly any transfer points. NYC and Tube has a alot of them. LA is another bad one. The Redline is only 30 stations long and the rest of the systmen like the grenn is a tram.
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RE: Any Subway-train Lovers?

Mon Jan 07, 2002 12:58 pm

thumbs up for the NYC MTA! I rode the S from GCS-Times Square by myself and it was pretty darn cool

"MTA" by the Kingston Trio is a hardcore song but its about the Boston MTA. there's also a Baltimore MTA and i'm sure a few others.
 
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RE: Any Subway-train Lovers?

Mon Jan 07, 2002 2:29 pm

KL713, The Singapore subway system, the MTR, is great. It is easy to use, and very efficient.
I don't know about Hong Kong, but in Australia, I have been on the rail networks in Melbourne and Sydney. Both are easy to use and efficient, although Melbourne is having a problem with the dodgy ticket machines.
For more info on the Melbourne Public Transport system, go to http://www.victrip.com.au

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RE: KL713

Mon Jan 07, 2002 5:05 pm

This is HK's subway network. Company homepage is http://www.mtr.com.hk and has some information.



HK is exceptionally well served by buses as well as the MTR and one should be able to go just about anywhere on them!
Airport bus is recommended rather than the Airport Express from the airport. The Express is a rip off in terms of price and can't be good for the ears.

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RE: Any Subway-train Lovers?

Mon Jan 07, 2002 5:16 pm

Just thought I would let you guys who are interested know about a couple of sites:

Pyongyang Metro http://www.pyongyang-metro.com/ Has some great photos showing the ornate stations.

The Metro http://www.metro.ru
Although this site is in Russian, the links they provide are in English (e.g. www.metro.ru/map/) so it may be easier to navigate.

The Metro



Here is the page with a list of stations of the different lines. Again in Russian, but the links are in translit English. Most have photos of the stations and other views. etc.

http://www.metro.ru/stations/
 
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RE: Any Subway-train Lovers?

Mon Jan 07, 2002 5:31 pm

I happen to like subway trains mostly because they are really practical and easy to use and - in my opinion - by far the most reliable transportation mode to take in midtown.
Among the one´s I´ve been taking are of course the famous Metro in Paris but also London,Barcelona,Rome,New York and Tokyo.
My favourite ´s London Tube ,followed by New York and Paris.
 
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RE: Any Subway-train Lovers?

Mon Jan 07, 2002 6:43 pm

Subways?? I haven't been on a subway since I was in Chicago in '84!

Nah boy, I'm a speedfreak straight up! Highspeed rail like TGV and Transrapid are the hottest trains!

TGV:a friggin airplane without wings!


Transrapid:a friggin airplane without wings or wheels!


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RE: Any Subway-train Lovers?

Mon Jan 07, 2002 7:05 pm

That Transrapid is one highly interesting thing I assume.It´s been around for 15 or so years on a test track in Emsland in Germany.It´s future seemed to be doubtful in the past and more than once the whole program was about to be axed.
Now with the recent order from Shanghai last year things have changed dramatically.

http://www.transrapid.de/en/index.html
 
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RE: Any Subway-train Lovers?

Mon Jan 07, 2002 7:10 pm

Have been on:

Washington DC metro
London Undergroud
Paris Metro
Barcelona Underground
Madrid Underground
Vienna U-bahn

The best has to be the Washington DC metro.
 
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RE: Any Subway-train Lovers?

Tue Jan 08, 2002 7:44 am

This is Boston's subway map.


Here's a map of the subway system I'm most familiar with after Boston's, and hopefully my future home's subway map, the Montréal Métro (http://www.stcum.qc.ca).


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RE: Any Subway-train Lovers?

Tue Jan 08, 2002 10:34 pm

From what I've read about the Pyongyang metro system on almost all trip reports, is that there are only a couple of stations that all visitors are taken to.

The rumor is that only those stations are decorated in the style of the pictures shown....that is, if there ARE any other stations at all (cue Twilight Zone music).....
 
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RE: Any Subway-train Lovers?

Wed Jan 09, 2002 12:11 am

I'm surprised nobody mentioned Tokyo's superb subways.

Yes, they can get quite crowded, but if you know how to use the system you can get around most of Tokyo extremely conveniently.  Big thumbs up The two lines that any visitor to Tokyo are encouraged to know about are the Ginza (orange colored trains) and Marunochi (red-and-white colored trains) lines; these two lines cover most of the important spots in Tokyo most tourists want to visit.
 
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RE: Any Subway-train Lovers?

Wed Jan 09, 2002 1:00 am

another pic on my profile
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RE: Any Subway-train Lovers?

Wed Jan 09, 2002 1:21 am

Subways are nice.
Come try the Helsinki Metro, it has a very special sound.

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RE: Any Subway-train Lovers?

Wed Jan 09, 2002 1:42 am

Sigapore's metro system....


http://www.smrt.com.sg


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RE: Any Subway-train Lovers?

Wed Jan 09, 2002 2:57 am

thanxs everybody for the information on the Hongkong and Singapore subways and PT in Melbourne and Sydney....

there are 2 sounds i like the best about the subway......sound 1: the DING-DONG door-closing sound on the Amsterdam Metro and the PIEP-PIEP-PIEP-PIEP-PIEP door-closing sound on the London Underground  Big thumbs up
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RE: Any Subway-train Lovers?

Wed Jan 09, 2002 4:00 am

I might be biased but Mexico's City Metro is one of the finest in the world. Smooth ride, clean and cheap($0.20 USD for a trip of any lenght). It's the third in the world for the number of passengers carried and the fifth for the extension of its net.

http://www.metro.df.gob.mx
(in Spanish)
 
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RE: Any Subway-train Lovers?

Wed Jan 09, 2002 8:36 am

Done NYC (of course), Boston, Philly, DC, Atlanta, San Fran, London, Paris, AMS, Berlin, Prague and Budapest, so far. I always make it a point to see how the other systems "measure up." Although not exactly a subway (the real SW is still a work in progress and should be really cool), I must give special thumbs-up to the Skytrain in BKK.  Big thumbs up
 
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RE: Any Subway-train Lovers?

Wed Jan 09, 2002 4:07 pm

Annual Subway Ridership

1. Moscow 3.2 billion
2. Tokyo 2.7 billion
3. Seoul 1.6 billion
4. Mexico City 1.3 billion
5. New York City 1.3 billion
6. Paris 1.2 billion
7. Osaka 957 million
8. London 886 million
9. Hong Kong 798 million
10. St. Petersburg 784 million

For me, NYC isn't the prettiest subway but it is the most "real" out of all those I've seen.

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