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View Poll Results: Which city has the best transportation system??
London 11 17.74%
Paris 9 14.52%
Moscow 6 9.68%
Berlin 6 9.68%
Madrid 16 25.81%
Munich 2 3.23%
Roma 0 0%
Athens 2 3.23%
Vienna 1 1.61%
Warsaw 2 3.23%
St. Peterburg 0 0%
Barcelona 3 4.84%
Milan 0 0%
Amsterdam 4 6.45%
Prague 0 0%
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Old April 24th, 2005, 12:09 PM   #1
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Best transportation system in Europe

The same thread just with a poll. Choose the city with the best transportation system in Europe. For infos about the cities use the other thread. Please post pics and make a reply.
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Old April 24th, 2005, 01:13 PM   #2
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Ehm sorry, where is Zurich? We don't even have one of the obviously best transportation systems, we are also the ones apart from the Japanese who have the highest percentage of commuters by train and the most pt-km/capita in the world...

I know that sounds now again patriotic, but it's true. Of all my friends not even 20% have a car (and I am not all a teenager) and even they commute mostly by pt.

But from the list London and Moscow by far.
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Old April 24th, 2005, 01:32 PM   #3
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Sorry from me too, but I can't add more than 15 cities in the list.
So, I've chosen the biggest.
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Old April 24th, 2005, 05:30 PM   #4
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Old April 24th, 2005, 05:32 PM   #5
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Sorry from me too, but I can't add more than 15 cities in the list.
So, I've chosen the biggest.
lisbon's bigger than many of these cities..
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Old April 24th, 2005, 06:17 PM   #6
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An annual travelcard in London which covers Buses, Trains, Trams and Tube costs £856 (1250 Euros) for zones 1 and 2 which cover all of central London and the inner suburbs. For that you can travel one of the most extensive networks in the world.

London Metro (Tube), Train and Tram map









Buses, 6,500 buses on 700 routes. An all-day ticket for central London costs £3



London also has an extensive network of River Ferries and water taxis.





It has fast mainline train services to all other UK cities as well as Paris and Brussels via the Channel tunnel







London is also Europe's biggest air hub with 5 airports from the busiest international airport at heathrow to Gatwick, 2nd busiest in the UK, Stansted, 4th busiest and home of the low cost airlines, Luton which also has low cost fligts and City airport right in the middle of the city centre.

All the main airports have dedicated fast train links into the city centre.



Of course there are also the famous London Taxi cabs too!

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Old April 24th, 2005, 06:20 PM   #7
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None of the above. You forgot to include in your poll one of the best and diverse transport system in Europe - Lisbon's!!!

The city of Lisbon has an exceptional range of public transport, which includes trams (old and new), funiculars, a street elevator, river ferries (passenger and car), underground Metro, railways (suburban, national and international), buses (city and suburban) and aircraft. Virtually all of these modes of transport are undergoing major expansion at the present time, which makes them particularly interesting.



















































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Old April 24th, 2005, 06:34 PM   #8
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Someone here who could post my Berlin pics. I would send them to you via E-mail

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Old April 24th, 2005, 06:44 PM   #9
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I really liked barcelona's public transport, it didn't look too fancy, but it was pretty clean, modern, really easy and dropped off in good locations.


I was also impressed with Lisbon's and Madrid's

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Old April 24th, 2005, 06:58 PM   #10
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Berlincity
Someone here who could post my Berlin pics. I would send them to you via E-mail

it will be a pleasure, i´m sending you my mail via PM so you can send me the pics. I was in Berlin not even a month ago, and i truly belive that this city has one of the best public transports of Europe.
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Old April 24th, 2005, 07:01 PM   #11
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lisbon has a good public transport and they are renewing it, berlin has a very big communication net, also paris and london.
but all of us can see metro de madrid is the more modern,more secure with more than 2500 tv cams,more adapted to invalid and ancien people, and the unic in the world that uses the best efficient and modern technology to build it, having duplicated the metro extension from 1995 to 1999 and in 2007 madrilenians will have 3 times more metro than in 1995.reaching the 300 km of extension.and if it is chosen olympic city to 2012 its said the government of madrid has projects to build another 90 km of metro an tramway in the new neighborhood and 60 of train (cercanias).
I think metro de madrid is eficient, is future, is cleanliness, security ,fast ,and cultural and alive, cause metro is not only stations, there are temporarly cultural expositions,restaurants,shops,music,concerts,department stores in big stations like principe pio, metro de madrid is more than travel, is future, a life under the life
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Old April 24th, 2005, 09:16 PM   #12
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Here some facts about Berlin transport system:
SUBWAY:

lines: 9
length: 152 km
stations: 170

COMMUTER NETWORK

lines: far over 20
length: 2777 km
stations: a lot

S-BAHN

lines: 15
length: 330 km
stations: about 170

TRAM

lines: 21
length: 370 km
stations: about 800

BUS

lines: 150(day),55(night)
length: about 2000 km
stations: about 6600

FERRY

lines: 6

I think that's one of the best.

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Old April 24th, 2005, 10:20 PM   #13
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A few pics of the Berlin transport system, provided by Berlincity:

















more pics to come soon!
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Old April 24th, 2005, 10:43 PM   #14
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Paris, London, Madrid
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Old April 24th, 2005, 10:43 PM   #15
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The chosen ones are not the biggest.

Metro in Kyiv is much more extensive than a lot of the options, as well as Metro of Kharkiv.
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Old April 25th, 2005, 12:48 AM   #16
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MAdrid at all!!
I've also tried Barcelona, Paris and Berlin. From those 3 the best for me is Berlin! Excellent S-Bahn+U-Bahn system!
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Old April 25th, 2005, 10:52 PM   #17
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Madrid

Subway
lines: 12
length: 226,9km
stations: 190

Commuter trains (cercanias)
lines:12
length: 584,7km
stations:173

EMT (buses in the city)
lines:190 (26 night)
length:1532 km
stations:a lot

Interurban buses (connect the metropolitan area with the city and viceversa)
lines:368
length: don't know but almost the double of length than EMT buses
stations:a lot
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Old April 26th, 2005, 01:00 AM   #18
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Some more pic of Berlin´s transports, also provided by Berlincity:


















And a few extra not-very-good shots i took some weeks ago:


















































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Old April 26th, 2005, 06:31 PM   #19
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Very nice photos Skylandman!! Gracias!!
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Old April 27th, 2005, 03:05 AM   #20
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I voted for Moscow because it is, by far, the busiest subway system in the world in terms of passengers carried.
I understand that Madrid has amongst the best transit systems on the planet.
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