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Old February 15th, 2010, 01:02 AM   #1
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MISC | Modern LRT and Subway Stations

heres some in Minneapolis to start off the thread:

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Old February 16th, 2010, 10:54 PM   #2
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Central Park Metrolink station, built in 2005 but will be unused until 2011.



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Old February 17th, 2010, 12:38 AM   #3
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That is a very nice LRT underground station in Minneapolis. I wasn't aware that they had underground stations there.

It reminds me of a much bigger and nicer version of the Amherst St station here in Buffalo, which is also island platform.

The electronic screens even look similar.
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Old February 17th, 2010, 02:21 AM   #4
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Canary Wharf London:

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Old February 17th, 2010, 03:51 AM   #5
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That is a very nice LRT underground station in Minneapolis. I wasn't aware that they had underground stations there.

It reminds me of a much bigger and nicer version of the Amherst St station here in Buffalo, which is also island platform.

The electronic screens even look similar.
That pic is of the main airport terminal station. They were going to make the downtown section of the rail underground but it was too expensive.

do you have any pics of the buffalo station?
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Old February 18th, 2010, 03:12 AM   #6
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This is the best picture that I could find.

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Old February 18th, 2010, 04:48 AM   #7
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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA (SET I)

HOLLYWOOD AND HIGHLAND
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GARYRAPOPORT, FLICKR


HOLLYWOOD AND VINE
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CHRISAND STEVE, FLICKR
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CLANDEROS1, FLICKR


LTR GOLD LINE, CHINA TOWN STATION
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PRAYITNO, FLICKR


WILSHIRE / WESTERN
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ENOT FEMALE, FLICKR


EAST L.A., GOLD LINE LTR STATION
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LAPIE, FLICKR

MARIACHI PLAZA, GOLD LINE LTR
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Old February 18th, 2010, 06:46 AM   #8
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it would be very hard to find a "visually appealing" station in america lol.. moscow, hands down, has the most beautiful stations.
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Old February 18th, 2010, 07:40 AM   #9
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I guess it's up to personal opinion. Perhaps they are not to the beauty of the Moscow Metro, but I think that some of those LA stations are pretty nice. I remember once reading once that they pay more attention to aesthetics and art than other subway agencies...or something like that.
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Old February 18th, 2010, 11:39 AM   #10
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Well it may not win any best contests in the looks dept, this station on the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail line is unique. Its one of the deepest stations in the US, @ 160 feet below Union City. The Station was built in the Palisades Tunnel which used to be a Freight tunnel but was sold to NJT in the 1990s, the station opened in 2006.

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That last station is quite good.

Those stations from Los Angeles however, they're just hideous. I can't even think of an era or design style in which they'd suit. They're quite simply ugly.

And yes, it is a matter of opinion. And I applaud Los Angeles for actually having a metro, considering what the city is up against.
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Old February 18th, 2010, 08:44 PM   #12
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Some nice modern stations from the metrobits.org Arts and Architecture page:

Bilbao, Spain


Bochum, Germany


Dubai, UAE


Lille, France


London, UK


Lyon, France


Munich, Germany


Naples, Italy


Oporto, Portugal


Portland, Oregon, USA


Rio, Brazil


Tokyo, Japan


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Old February 18th, 2010, 09:22 PM   #13
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Old February 19th, 2010, 03:35 AM   #14
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any moscow pics?

also, how do people get down to the one in NJ? i doubt they go gown 160 ft of stairs. elevator?
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Old February 19th, 2010, 04:05 AM   #15
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any moscow pics?

also, how do people get down to the one in NJ? i doubt they go gown 160 ft of stairs. elevator?
Express Elevators , its the same at the Cliff station , but theres also a Emergency Staircase.
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it would be very hard to find a "visually appealing" station in america lol.. moscow, hands down, has the most beautiful stations.
Yes, I agree about Moscow. I like how some cities do incorporate "their image" to the stations.

i.e. those Moscow stations would not fit in L.A.


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I guess it's up to personal opinion. Perhaps they are not to the beauty of the Moscow Metro, but I think that some of those LA stations are pretty nice. I remember once reading once that they pay more attention to aesthetics and art than other subway agencies...or something like that.
This is true. The city spends a lot of "moola" in aesthetics, and in trying to make each station reflect the cultural aspects of the neighborhoods they serve...

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Old February 19th, 2010, 10:29 AM   #17
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I love the brutal, unforgiving concrete used throughout Montreal's Metro.
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Old February 19th, 2010, 11:05 AM   #18
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That last station is quite good.

Those stations from Los Angeles however, they're just hideous. I can't even think of an era or design style in which they'd suit. They're quite simply ugly.

And yes, it is a matter of opinion. And I applaud Los Angeles for actually having a metro, considering what the city is up against.
Speaking of hideous......................

Here are some more...............LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA (SET II)

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METRO STATION INCORPORATED TO APARTMENT/LOFT BUILDINGS

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PERSHING SQUARE, MEZZANINE
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STREET LEVEL ENTRANCE TO 7TH STREET METRO CENTER STATION
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UNION STATION - RED LINE - GOLD LINE - METROLINK - AMTRAK
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GOLD LINE LTR
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Old February 19th, 2010, 11:17 AM   #19
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I don't get what the last one is trying to look like. And a beam is kind of useless over the stairs and escalator if it doesn't shelter you from rain in a storm.
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I don't get what the last one is trying to look like. And a beam is kind of useless over the stairs and escalator if it doesn't shelter you from rain in a storm.
Fortunately LA is not known for toooo much rain. Also, if you look closely it appears there is a solid strip in the middle of the beam over the stairs (although I am sure it would be of limited use if it were raining hard). With that said, it seems to be rather common in a lot of systems to have escalators/stairs not covered. I can specifically remember in Munich that some are not (which was quite a problem in the downpour when I was there). The same goes for some of the underground stations in Washington DC, which again was a problem for me when I was there.

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