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RE: Does Your City Have Subway's Or Commuter Trains?

Sat May 29, 2004 12:49 am

Montreal has the excellent METRO system. Now, if it only ran to Dorval!  Big grin
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RE: Does Your City Have Subway's Or Commuter Trains?

Sat May 29, 2004 1:09 am

For all you public transit enthusiasts...

http://www.metropla.net/
 
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RE: Does Your City Have Subway's Or Commuter Trains?

Sat May 29, 2004 4:49 am

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 that our cars are about ten years behind in technology and jerk, shake, and brake hard. The Blue, Green, and Waterfront Lines are light rail.

We call all of our commuter rail, regardless of whether it's a heavy or light line, "The Rapid." We also had the first rail line directly connecting our airport to our downtown rail station.

Terminal Tower (or Tower City) was Union Station when it was built. This is why all rail lines converge there. Freight trains now bypass Tower City and Amtrak has a pitiful little station called "Lakefront" which actually has no view of the lake (it's between the cliffs and the elevated highway berm.)

Off my soapbox, that's our system.

http://www.gcrta.org/Railmap.pdf

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RE: Does Your City Have Subway's Or Commuter Trains?

Sat May 29, 2004 4:59 am

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, but do you think they'd plan them together? No. Do you think they'd go to the airport? No. Park-and-rides at monorail stations? No.

I love my city, but our planners just ****! :P
 
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RE: Does Your City Have Subway's Or Commuter Trains?

Sat May 29, 2004 12:36 pm

Here's a map detailing the entire public transit system of greater New Orleans:

http://www.norta.com/routes/system.php


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RE: Does Your City Have Subway's Or Commuter Trains?

Sun May 30, 2004 3:54 am

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. To get to/from Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill can be a nightmare with the construction in I-40. There have been proposals for a light rail system utilizing existing and underused train tracks, but nobody will ever seriously fund one of those.

Asheville, my adopted home, has a perfectly useless bus system. They run at odd times, stop by midnight, and don't go where you need them to.

The coolest system I've ever seen has to be Strasbourg, France. There's a rail system running through the entire city; it's clean, frequent, and it looks very cool.
 
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RE: Does Your City Have Subway's Or Commuter Trains?

Sun May 30, 2004 4:16 am

Stockholm has extensive public transportation, but delays are common practice (well, delays by Swedish standards meaning that 5 mins would piss half of Stockholm off and justify each one of the travelers to take a cab and get refunded with the equivalent of 40 bucks. Swedes like to be on time...) Anyone has any pictures of the Moscow metro? Cool art, although I don't fully agree with the message of it...  Big grin

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RE: Does Your City Have Subway's Or Commuter Trains?

Sun May 30, 2004 4:27 am

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. The official name for the system is the "C-Train," but those of us who have lived in Calgary for a long time call it Little Ralphie's Trains, after the then-Mayor of Calgary (and now, Premier of Alberta), Ralph Klein, who was Mayor when the system was developed.

In recent years, the C-Train system has come under fire for not serving the sprawling outer sectors of Calgary that well. Truth be told, Calgary has expanded far more than even the most liberal estimates made by the city transit planners when the LRT was first brought in. It simply hasn't been able to keep up with the growth of the city.

Some pictures, thanks to Trackwalker.ca;








And a system map, care of Calgary Transit;




Calgary has no VIA Rail or Amtrak service. We used to, but VIA rail consolidated in Edmonton several years ago. A real pity, considering the number of folks who'd probably use it to go to Montana or Idaho, from Calgary, instead of driving.
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RE: Does Your City Have Subway's Or Commuter Trains?

Sun May 30, 2004 4:34 am

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 people were using it every day. There is also a tram system in Cairo, Alexandria and other Egyptian cities/towns.


Inside one of the stations




Metro Station

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RE: Does Your City Have Subway's Or Commuter Trains?

Sun May 30, 2004 4:40 am

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 system;



http://www.subways.net/israel/haifa.htm

But it still has one. Six stations, just under 2 kms long.



[Edited 2004-05-29 21:42:56]
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RE: Does Your City Have Subway's Or Commuter Trains?

Sun May 30, 2004 4:59 am


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 (presumably via Trafford Park), Oldham and Stockport but unfortunately they are unwilling to start any of them as they do not have parliamentary permission to go from East Didsbury to Stockport  Sad

Consequently, the costs have risen from an initial £500 million to approx £1 billion over the last 3 years; there should have been a link to Eastlands before the Commonwealth Games but too many delays were experienced.

Can't wait for it as I'll be no more than 50 yards away from the tram stop in West Didsbury.

David
 
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RE: Does Your City Have Subway's Or Commuter Trains?

Sun May 30, 2004 6:09 am

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's politics for ya.....
 
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RE: Does Your City Have Subway's Or Commuter Trains?

Sun May 30, 2004 6:34 am

My town has buses and the occasional freight train, mostly for hauling scrap metal. Does that count?  Laugh out loud

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RE: Does Your City Have Subway's Or Commuter Trains?

Sun May 30, 2004 6:37 am

Here in Zurich we have a great transportation system which covers up the whole state (Kanton Zürich) consisting of trams, busses, commuter trains and express trains.

State Map (incl. commuter trains):



S1 Zürich HB - Thalwil - Zug
S2 Effretikon - Zürich Flughafen - Zürich HB - Ziegelbrücke
S3 Dietikon - Zürich HB - Effretikon - Wetzikon
S4 Zürich HB - Adliswil - Sihlbrugg
S5 Rafz/Niederweningen - Zürich HB - Uster - Pfäffikon SZ
S6 Baden - Regensdorf - Zürich HB/Uetikon
S7 Winterthur - Kloten - Zürich HB - Meilen - Rapperswil
S8 Winterthur - Wallisellen - Zürich HB - Pfäffikon SZ
S9 Zug - Affoltern am Albis - Zürich HB - Uster
S10 Zürich HB - Uetliberg
S12 Brugg AG - Zürich HB - Winterthur - Seuzach/Seen
S13 Wädenswil - Einsiedeln
S14 Zürich HB - Wallisellen - Uster - Wetzikon - Hinwil
S16 Effretikon - Zürich Flughafen - Zürich HB - Herrliberg-Feldmeilen/Meilen/Rapperswil
S17 Dietikon - Bremgarten - Wohlen
S18 Stadelhofen - Forch - Esslingen
S22 Bülach - Schaffhausen
S26 Winterthur - Bauma - Rapperswil
S29 Winterthur - Stein am Rhein
S30 Winterthur - Frauenfeld
S33 Winterthur - Andelfingen - Schaffhausen
S35 Winterthur - Wil SG
S40 Rapperswil - Pfäffikon SZ - Samstagern
S41 Winterthur - Bülach - Zurzach - Waldshut
S43 Rüti - Wald

:D

And in Zurich City, like in most of Switzerland's major cities we have trams (and busses).

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RE: Does Your City Have Subway's Or Commuter Trains?

Sun May 30, 2004 11:10 am

I live in a town of 7,500...

I wouldn't exactly say we have a subway or commuter trains.




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RE: Does Your City Have Subway's Or Commuter Train

Sun May 30, 2004 1:07 pm

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's politics for ya.....


You have to start somewhere. And the Houston Metro travels the highest traveled corridor inside the loop. Still have a ways to go for expansion. I hope to see communter and light rail all over the Houston metro area one day. It would be so nice to hop on in Clear Lake and ride to downtown or down to Galveston.
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RE: Does Your City Have Subway's Or Commuter Trains?

Sun May 30, 2004 3:16 pm

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 stuck with driving.

But I can walk outdoors right now and see the milkyway and hear nothing but a faint dog bark, or coyote cry.
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RE: Does Your City Have Subway's Or Commuter Trains?

Sun May 30, 2004 3:40 pm

The Delhi Metro Rail in New Delhi, India, consists of a combination of underground, surface and elevated rail.


Trainsets


Shastri Park Station

Route map: http://www.delhimetrorail.com/home/routeMapBig.htm
Metro website: http://www.delhimetrorail.com/home/index.htm

 
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RE: Does Your City Have Subway's Or Commuter Trains?

Sun May 30, 2004 6:45 pm

Yes! Commuter trains, subways and trams.
Map of all local rail traffic in Stockholm http://www.sl.se/ficktid/karta%2Fvinter/vSpartrafik.pdf

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