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Old December 6th, 2009, 04:18 PM   #41
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longest in what?
hm... kms maybe?
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Old December 6th, 2009, 06:21 PM   #42
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Boston - nothing
New York - nothing
Philadelphia - nothing
Chicago - nothing
Atlanta - nothing
Well, that's not entirely fair. New York has the 2nd Avenue Subway under construction, but it's not going to be functional any sooner than 2020. But I can see your point. Investment in high-speed, high-capacity urban rail in the U.S. is abysmal, and when something is actually built, it's often decades behind schedule.

Philadelphia had examined (re)activating the City Branch LRT, which would provide a connection between Downtown and the Museum area, but this was dropped as "not cost effective".

I don't see anything happening with Atlanta anytime soon. It's a miracle their underbuilt Metro was ever built in the first place.
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Old December 7th, 2009, 01:17 AM   #43
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Those cities you quoted can built more metro or light rails if there is political support.
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Old December 7th, 2009, 02:47 AM   #44
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hm... kms maybe?
i mean longest metro line, longest fully elevated metro line or what
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Old December 7th, 2009, 04:03 AM   #45
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It will be the longest automatic line in Europe (47km).


Metro Line 9 web (spanish):

http://www.gencat.cat/L9/cast/index.html
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Old December 7th, 2009, 05:30 AM   #46
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Old December 7th, 2009, 11:28 AM   #47
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driverless?
Yes. No driver. Fully automatic driverless.
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Old December 7th, 2009, 05:13 PM   #48
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Those cities you quoted can built more metro or light rails if there is political support.
That's true, there's no real reason why they couldn't--it's more a lack of political will (it's certainly not due to lack of funds or engineering issues--witness the "big dig" highway project in Boston). In Atlanta's particular case, there may still be the perception that public transit is for the poor and minority classes. Of those listed, Philadelphia may benefit most from expansion of its HRT in the downtown core area since it has relatively high density and is underserved by rapid transit.
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Old December 7th, 2009, 06:42 PM   #49
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Yes. No driver. Fully automatic driverless.
any elevated/surface sections on the line?
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Old December 7th, 2009, 07:12 PM   #50
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any elevated/surface sections on the line?
The L9 will have 43.71 km of tunnel and 4.09 km of viaduct. Most of the line is being built with TBM's. Those used in the area of El Prat have a head diameter of 9.4 m excavation, and the other of 12 m.

The tunnel boring machines used in the construction of L9 are two distinct measures of head. From El Prat airport to L'Hospitalet de Llobregat using a tunnel with a head of 9.4 m in diameter, and the double track is located on the same level. In this section the trains will circulate in parallel.

In the rest of the line using a tunnel with a head of 12 m in diameter that will allow trains traveling in different levels and sstations are fully integrated into the section of the tunnel and overlapping pathways. Platforms and technical units will be located in the tunnel.

Model station underground:



Model station viaduct:



Watch the video for details (Catalan language):


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Old December 7th, 2009, 07:51 PM   #51
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The first section of L9 operate 13-11-09. Put into operation only 5 stations of the line.






Viaduct stations:




Can Zam station




Fondo station:










Bon Pastor station:




Llefià station

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Old December 7th, 2009, 08:04 PM   #52
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L9/10 in BCN looks really different... kinda cool so far.
I dont like the side platforms, especially with screen doors but lets wait a bit and we will be able to see it when finished. Cheers for new line!
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Dallas/Fort Worth:

DART Green Line (LINK): 2010

DCTA A-Train (LINK): 2010

DART Orange Line (LINK): 2011




LARGER MAP
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Old December 9th, 2009, 06:57 PM   #54
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Bucharest Metro

Current network:



2020/2025 plans (hopefully):

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The L9 will have 43.71 km of tunnel and 4.09 km of viaduct. Most of the line is being built with TBM's. Those used in the area of El Prat have a head diameter of 9.4 m excavation, and the other of 12 m.

The tunnel boring machines used in the construction of L9 are two distinct measures of head. From El Prat airport to L'Hospitalet de Llobregat using a tunnel with a head of 9.4 m in diameter, and the double track is located on the same level. In this section the trains will circulate in parallel.

In the rest of the line using a tunnel with a head of 12 m in diameter that will allow trains traveling in different levels and sstations are fully integrated into the section of the tunnel and overlapping pathways. Platforms and technical units will be located in the tunnel.

Model station underground:



Model station viaduct:



Watch the video for details (Catalan language):

I like this project
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I like the presentation first... and the project too, but as second ... where can I find more of these renderings? Are there more? The cross-section is what I like seeing the most, cos it shows organism of the metro station. Great!!!
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Old December 9th, 2009, 11:27 PM   #57
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I like the presentation first... and the project too, but as second ... where can I find more of these renderings? Are there more? The cross-section is what I like seeing the most, cos it shows organism of the metro station. Great!!!
For more information visit the website of L9 but is only in Spanish or Catalan language:

http://www.gencat.cat/L9/cast/avanca.html


Also very interesting to view these documents on the process of construction of the line:

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Finally, a video of a tour to introduce the line to the population:

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Old December 10th, 2009, 01:19 PM   #58
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The L9 station seems to have no escalator. Will it be only elevators?
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The L9 station seems to have no escalator. Will it be only elevators?
Some stations are so deep (some 80 meters underground) only have high-capacity elevators.
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Some stations are so deep (some 80 meters underground) only have high-capacity elevators.
That's not good for safety

Anyway I don't think that those stations only got elevators: I think stairs are 'hosted' in this structure

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