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Old June 22nd, 2017, 12:42 AM   #1821
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So, this is a very fantastical rendition of Seoul's, Incheon's, and the entire Sudogwon metro area's lines. I focused on providing a lot more connectivity between lines, as well as greatly densifying service in satellite cities and within Seoul south of the Han river. Also included (in grey) are intercity and express commuter lines, some of which mimic planned expansions for rail lines in the megalopolitan area (the GTX in particular), or are reflective of plans for the future, others still of which are just fantasy. I started with the schematic map from urbanrail.net, and embellished and modified heavily as I went along. This is the product of many years' work, but there are still some errors (missing station names, names covered by lines; this is all just kind of a fun thing for me, nothing super serious)

Given Korea's and Seoul's (in particular) population density, I think that rail ought to be far more dominant as a method of transit (along with walking and cycling). Tell me what you think.
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--while I love rail density, this seems like overkill; even Tokyo, with close to 30 million ppl in the metro, doesn't have a system this dense.

Don't get me wrong; I like it, and would love to live in a city where so much of it was accessible without ever stepping foot into the drivers seat.
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Old July 8th, 2017, 04:39 PM   #1822
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It's now finished! The largest metro system posted here by far at 6646 km (4130 miles) long, also the one with the most stations at 1004 (beating Sygfride by just four). Now introducing the Aragonese Metro:
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Old July 11th, 2017, 09:55 PM   #1823
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--while I love rail density, this seems like overkill; even Tokyo, with close to 30 million ppl in the metro, doesn't have a system this dense.

Don't get me wrong; I like it, and would love to live in a city where so much of it was accessible without ever stepping foot into the drivers seat.
Well, the thing with Seoul is its somewhat odd topography. The city proper (i.e., Seoul itself, excluding Gyeonggi-do and Incheon) has a population of about 10 million spread out over 600 square-km, giving ~16,000 people per square-km. This is significantly ahead of Tokyo (measured at either the metropolitan or prefectural levels, with ~6,250 and ~2,660), and behind only Paris proper (~21,000) in the OECD.

Unlike either of these cities, large areas of Seoul are uninhabited mountains--Namsan, Bukhansan, Inhwangsan, Gwanaksan, etc. Additionally, the Han River carves a half-kilometer wide path through the city, substantially wider than the Seine. Finally, like the rest of the country, the entire Sudogwon area (that is, Seoul-Incheon-Gyeonggi) sits surrounded by mountains; there aren't substantial areas on which to sprawl and spread population density. Once again, this is a contrast to Paris in the Paris Basin and Tokyo on the Kanto Plain.

This should mean that, effectively, Seoul's population density is even higher than the official figure, as much of that 600 square-km has no one living in it, and the areas which do have people living in them tend to have more activity in them because, well, there's nowhere else to go, so to speak. Hence, a plausible justification for the rail density in the map.

Given that, I think my map is only a bit fantastical.
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Old July 16th, 2017, 05:56 AM   #1824
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Old October 8th, 2017, 07:52 AM   #1827
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Here's one I made of my area Northern Virginia!


  1. King George Line (Red) - Alexandria to King George via Fredericksburg
  2. Orange Line (Orange) - Alexandria to Orange via Fredericksburg
  3. Goldvein Line (Gold) - Arlington to Goldvein (regular) or Fredericksburg (rush-hour)
  4. Paris Line (Yellow) - Arlington to Paris (regular) or Star Tannery (rush-hour)
  5. Greenwich Line (Green) - Arlington to Greenwich via Manassas (regular) or Sperryville (rush-hour); Warrenton only during rush-hour
  6. Bluemont Line (Blue) - Arlington to Bluemont via Leesburg (regular) or Star Tannery (rush-hour)
  7. Thornburg Line (Purple) - Lovettsville to Thornburg via Leesburg, Arlington, Alexandria and Fredericksburg (4 of 5 hubs)
  8. Rose Hill Line (Pink) - Arlington to Rose Hill (regular) or Clifton (rush-hour) via Alexandria
  9. Prince William Connector (Black) - Manassas to Woodbridge

Northern Virginia is part of the Washington D.C. Metro area and does have 31 heavy rail transit stations (the Washington Metro).

While Northern Virginia (nicknamed 'Nova') does have a commuter rail system (VRE) - see below, the frequency of the system means it can only really be used during a brief window of time (rush hour basically). It's also very slow, with only two lines:



Nova does have an extensive commuter bus network, but the prices are high and frequently is abysmal. If you miss your bus, have fun waiting 1-2 hours!



Considering Nova is one of the wealthiest regions of the USA, and has a booming population (3,119,434 people in 2016, projected by the University of Virginia to reach 4,255,986 in 2040 - +1.1m in 24 years), I think it's time the region begin to create an extensive rail system that isn't just geared toward Arlington/Alexandria and inner Fairfax.
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Old October 12th, 2017, 03:53 PM   #1828
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So I've been drawing the Dairon metro lines up to 2020, and besides a whole load of new names to come, there have been some surprises. I decided to honor Charlie Gard with a station... and had to place it somewhere inside the line 4 loop. Unfortunately line 2 is already filled with well established names, so in the end I kicked La Cenia out to the suburbs (a yet to-be-opened station on line 10 beyond El Temple). Also, seeing how Rosales Pearson, one of the most iconic stations in my network, is on a light green line I'm now considering switching San Lorenzo and Dravet so the latter is placed on a purple line.
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