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Old August 9th, 2006, 02:21 AM   #1
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City in the world with the best transportation SYS.

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Old August 9th, 2006, 02:48 AM   #2
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In general,I think it should be Tokoyo
and then HK, London, NYC
NYC's public transportation system cannot compete with developed Asian cities.
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Old August 9th, 2006, 05:44 AM   #3
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well you cant really judge this
the best looking one?
the best working one?
the best used one?
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Old August 9th, 2006, 05:47 AM   #4
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the best used one Mumbai Railways
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Old August 9th, 2006, 05:49 AM   #5
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rofl, does it seriously have the highest ridership? where can i get the stats in comparison
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Old August 9th, 2006, 05:58 AM   #6
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Singapore's MTR is pretty brilliant. But also, from having lived in Japan, their urban rail network is dense and convenient.
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Old August 9th, 2006, 06:00 AM   #7
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I gotta go with HK with this one We have it, buses, trams, ferries, railways, etc
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Old August 9th, 2006, 06:13 AM   #8
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Hong Kong has every type of transportation imaginable... trams, trains, ferry, speedboat, hydrofoil, subway, taxi, minibus, double decker bus, etc. Not to mention a world class airport in the Foster designed Chep Lap Kok and accompanying infrastructure - Tsing Ma Bridge and the cross harbour tunnels.

Tram, Taxi, Minibus, Double-decker bus, walk, car, subway?
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Old August 9th, 2006, 06:18 AM   #9
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London, followed by Hong Kong and Tokyo.
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Old August 9th, 2006, 06:24 AM   #10
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It's not just Chek Lap Kok but you have an Airport Express to Central
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Old August 9th, 2006, 06:27 AM   #11
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Many cities have express rail service to the airport, such as London and Stockholm. It's the overall package, rather than each piece, that makes a good public transport system.
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Old August 9th, 2006, 08:52 AM   #12
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My vote is for Madrid, Spain. They have one of the most extensive subway systems in Europe and it is expanding every day. They also have a great bus network that will take you anywhere.. and for cheap... only 1 Euro per ride (bus or subway). Taxis in Madrid are also very inexpensive and are numerous. Also, the Madrid Airport (Barajas) is awesome. It's connected to the city by a subway line and the new T4 is huge and very nice. Also, Madrid and Spain have great train service. Madrid is served by both standard rail and high-speed rail (The AVE)
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Old August 9th, 2006, 09:11 AM   #13
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I would have to say (from one I've been to) Hong Kong as it has a fast subway which is very efficient and one of the cleanest in the world Also the tram up the mountain! Lots of fun.
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Old August 9th, 2006, 09:48 AM   #14
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London's is definately in the top few:

Rail and Tram Only - Greater London (the city proper)



Buses (extensive)

- One of the most extensive bus networks in the world.

- Under 16s ride free.

- From 1st September 2006, under-18s ride free.




Riverbuses

- Nice and relaxing way to commute to work, or see London.



Riverbus Routemap



Trams

- Operate in south London, clean, quick and effective.




Light Rail

- Driverless (makes use of sensors), minimal delays and frequent service across east and south London.




Heavy Rail - Overground Urban Network (extensive)

- Very extensive network.

- Updated Rolling stock to Class 375.




Heavy Rail - Underground Network (extensive)

- Most extensive network in the world.




Taxi

- Iconic, and a great ride, as well as a good design for luggage storage.




London Airports



- From London's 5 int. airports, you can fly to the most destinations worldwide.


Electronic Card System - Oyster



- Electronic card. Pass it over an 'oyster reader', at any station and on any bus, and your fare is paid.
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Old August 9th, 2006, 09:58 AM   #15
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Moscow, Russia.

You can get just about anywhere in the city using public transport. Quick and easy.
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Old August 9th, 2006, 04:29 PM   #16
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London is far too expensive, unreliable and congested inmho to be in a top three position. NYC transport is in terrible need for a 2nd avenue subway, also the connection to jfk is still suboptimal, the LIRR Brookyln branch should be extended into downtown manhattan.

My top three are:

1.) Paris - super reliable and an excellent concept with fast interurban trains (RER) right into the center of the city (London would have to build Cross Rail, before it could compete with the Parisien level of service)

2. and 3.) Vienna, Munich - both very modern and great systems

Tokyo seems to be good, but very crowded and from waht I've heard from freinds rather uncomfortable if you're taller than 1.80m
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Old August 9th, 2006, 04:52 PM   #17
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Yup, all those systems are brilliant. Personally, my vote would go to Paris for its extensive metro network within the boundaries of the Périphérique which will get you almost anywhere within walking distance quickly and easily; New York for its dense network of subway lines with local trains for stops grouped closely together and express lines to get from one side of town to the other quickly, and finally my home town Amsterdam, which has a dense network of frequent tram lines, which will get you almost anywhere you want within the city limits.

But of course, all three have their downside as well. Paris's system is only good within Paris itself, for the banlieues you'll have to use the RER system, which isn't as dense as it should be. Additionally, most stations haven't (yet) been equipped with escalators or elevators.
New York's system is on the verge of a breakdown - although matters have improved since the 1980's: many stations could do with some serious maintenance, train service is complicated and sometimes unreliable and the Lexington line is overcrowded. Only a few additions have been made after WWII (connecting the Culver line to the IND, the Chrystie St Connection, the line to the Rockaways, the 63rd St Connector and the Archer Ave subway), but they're minimal compared to the giant expansion between 1904 and WWII.
And Amsterdam trams are slow, unreliable and don't cover the whole city: to get across the IJ you'll either have to go by ferry or take a bus and the south-east is served by a severely ageing metro line.

Oh well, I guess no transportation system is perfect after all.
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Old August 9th, 2006, 05:07 PM   #18
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Easily easily Hong Kong.

Don't forget we have the mountains to contend with too, which not many other major cities worldwide have.
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Old August 9th, 2006, 05:07 PM   #19
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Sydney Transportation Network

Train (major), Buses (major), Ferry (major), monorail (minor), tram (minor) are the key components of Sydney transportation network..

State owned Transportation network

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Ferry Network



Sydney Buses


Private owned monorail and tram system



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Old August 9th, 2006, 05:25 PM   #20
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Melbourne Transportation Network

Train, Tram and Bus are the key components of the Melbourne Transportation Network. Train is operated by connex and tram is operated by yarra tram. Those transportation authorities are state-owned

Melbourne Train Network


Melbourne Tram Network - one of the most extensive tram network in the world
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