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Old March 25th, 2010, 12:20 PM   #1
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MISC | Metro system types of each city

I just noticed in most major cities how metro systems vary whether its heavy rail, light rail, light metro, etc. Its not like in NY where its system is predominantly heavy rail. Other major cities are using different system varieties in their metros.

Just an example,

MTR (HK)

Heavy Rail metro


3 lines
-Island Line
-Tsuen Wan Line
-Kwun Tong Line

Heavy Rail commuter


5 lines
-Tung Chung Line
-East Rail Line
-Tsueng Kwan O Line
-West Rail Line
-Ma On Shan Line

Express Trains (Heavy Rail)


2 lines
-Airport Express
-Disneyland Resort Line

Light Rail


1 line

How about other cities?
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On the other hand,

Los Angeles Metro

Heavy Rail Metro


2 Lines
-Red Line
-Purple Line

Light Metro


3 Lines
-Green Line
-Blue Line
-Gold Line
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Old March 25th, 2010, 12:50 PM   #3
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It is very common to have different modes of transit in a large city. Even in New York City there are different modes including: Metro heavy rail, Commuter Rail, Aerial Tramway, and Automated Light Rail.
Pics from wikipedia


Commuter rail:



Airtrain Light Rail (elevated most of the way):


Showing elevation over Van Wyck.

Roosevelt Island Tramway:


System: Roosevelt Island Tram
Notes: Manhattan terminal, and tram in air

and lastly but certainly not least, the Metro/Subway:


System: New York City Transit
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Miami also has Commuter rail, Metro, and an automated people mover in the down town area:
Pictures are from Wikipedia:

Metrorail (heavy rail metro):
(Old livery):

(newer livery):



Metromover (automated people mover):




Tri-rail Commuter rail:

Tri-Rial/Metrorail transfer station:




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On the other hand,

Los Angeles Metroetc
LA also has a pretty comprehensive heavy rail commuter network "Metrolink":



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Old March 26th, 2010, 05:38 AM   #7
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Budapest

Heavy rail - Commuter Rail

network:


MÁV Dunakeszi Járműjavító BHV:


MÁV Dunakeszi Járműjavító BDT:


RAW Halberstadt:


Siemens Desiro:




Metrovagonmas Type-731.25:


Ganz-MÁVAG BDVmot:




Ganz-MÁVAG BVHmot


Stadler FLIRT:




Bombardier Talent:





Metro rail - HÉV (Commuter Rapid Transit)

network:


MÁV Dunakeszi Járműjavító MIXA:


LEW MX/A:


LEW MX:





Metro rail - Metro

network:


Metrovagonmas Type-81–717:




ALSTOM Metropolis





Light rail - MFAV

Ganz FAV:





Tram - Trams

network:


Ganz ICSK:


Tatra T5C5K:


DÜWAG TW 6000:


Siemens Combino:



Tram - Cog Railway

Simmering Graz Pauker Werke SGP G/S







People Mover - Castle Hill Funicular

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Shanghai

Heavy Rail Metro (8 lines)
Lines 1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 9, 10 (opening soon), 11

Light Metro (3 lines)
Lines 5, 6, 8

Maglev (1 line)
Pudong Airport Transrapid
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Buenos Aires suburban trains and metro.


Metro
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Buenos Aires suburban trains and metro.
You got it wrong right there. This thread is the kind of systems your metro has. Check the example I gave thanks!
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ASEAN cities

Bangkok

Heavy metro (3 lines)



-BTS Sukhumvit Line
-BTS Silom Line
-MRT Blue Line

Express Train (1 line)



-Airport link

I decided to exclude the SRT lines until it is revised and its currently not part of the organized system.

Jakarta

BRT (8 corridors)



Kuala Lumpur

Light Metro (2 lines)



-Kelana Jaya Line (4 car config trains upgraded to narrow profile full metro)
-Ampang Line

Monorail (1 line)



Commuter rail (3 lines)



-Sentul-Port Klang Route, KTM Komuter
-Rawang-Seremban Route, KTM Komuter
-Rawang-Kuala Kubu Bharu Route, KTM Komuter

Express Train (1 line)



-KLIA Transit
-KLIA Ekspres

Manila

Light Metro (2 lines)



-LRT Yellow Line (3G trains upgraded to narrow profile full metro)
-MRT Blue Line

Heavy metro (1 line)

image hosted on flickr


-LRT Purple Line

Commuter rail (1 line)



-PNR Southrail (Orange Line)

Singapore

Heavy metro (3 lines)



-SMRT North South Line
-SMRT East West Line
-SMRT Circle Line

Light rail (3 lines)



-Bukit Panjang LRT
-Sengkang LRT
-Punggol LRT
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Just another example. Some cities would combine their rail systems in one map. For example

HK


KL


These maps for example have their transit systems combined including metro, commuter rail, etc.

Large metro systems such as New York have separate maps. This one for example only feature subway.

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Old March 26th, 2010, 10:30 PM   #13
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You got it wrong right there. This thread is the kind of systems your metro has. Check the example I gave thanks!
Buenos Aires metro is the Subte (subterráneo). It´s called that way because it was born as an underground tramway. All Subte lines are 100% underground, build by different companies, so there are different voltages and rolling stock.

The "Premetro" E-2 is a tramway line. More were planned at the time (1980s) but never built.

Suburban rail play as a metro in some way. The Ferrocarril Urquiza and the "B" subway belonged to the same company, being the only subte line fed by third rail.

There are also the so called "Tranvía del Este" (East Tramway) at Puerto Madero and the "Tren de la Costa" (Shore Tramway) north of the City.
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London

London Underground - Heavy Rail Metro

Although I'd say that that the trains on the sub-surface lines are slightly "heavier" than the more compact deep-level ones.

(deep-level)
image hosted on flickr


(sub-surface)


Docklands Light Railway - Light Rail/Light Metro

image hosted on flickr


(Croydon) Tramlink - Light Rail/Tram


London Overground - Orbital urban railway


Non-TfL train companies - Commuter/regional rail

Too many to list, so I'm just sticking them under this label. Just a few examples:

(Southeastern Trains)


(First Capital Connect)
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There's also Crossrail being built, which I guess you could call an "express metro" or something similar.

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The types of metros I've seen during my everyday commute into Boston.

Red Line: Heavy Rail

http://www.urbanrail.net/am/bost/bost-red-line1.jpg

Orange Line: Heavy Rail

http://www.umcycling.com/orangemaldenout.jpg

Blue Line: Heavy Rail/Light Metro?
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http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3641/...be34cd1707.jpg

Green Line: Light Rail/Premetro

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...een_Line_D.jpg

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São Paulo, Brazil's largest city (20 million in metropolitan area) has two types of urban rain, which can be further subdivided into other types.

The two main types are called "metro proper" (by the Metro Company) and "urban train" (by CPTM)




Metro and CPTM logos

Consolação Station, 1991, line 2


New Line 2 train, made in Brazil







Planned extensions for 2017


Click here for a full view of this map.

The system today transports over 5 million passengers a day (Metro Company: 3 million, CPTM: 2 million) but since many only consider the Metro Company as actual metro, São Paulo is usually ranked lower in international comparisons. The truth is both systems operate full metros, with headways below 10 minutes and fully segregated tracks, aside from complete tariff integration (no pay to go from one system to the other).

São Paulo's metro operates at a flat rate of around 1.30 USD per trip regardless of length, time of day, day of week or number of transfers. An electronic rechargeable metro card is the most used physical ticket in the system (called Bilhete Único). There is a small discount for frequency.



The current under-construction expansions are expected to increase ridership to almost 6 million by late 2010 and will add yet another 3 million by 2017, resulting in a daily week-day ridership of 9 million passengers a day, rivalling giants such as Tokyo and Moscow (and Beijing and Shanghai in the near future).

The expansions include three monorail lines, which if materialized would endow Sao Paulo with the world's largest monorail system.


One of Sao Paulo's planned monorail stations.


The new train (Rotem) for line 4. Driverless.


Line 4 will feature screen platform doors. It will be among the most modern metro lines in the world.











More pics to showcase the incredible diversity of a system built over the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries:


Caieiras Station, 1883 (built, obviously, as a regular station not metro, now serving CPTM line 7)


Luz Station, 1901 (lines 7, 8, 11, 10, 1 and 4) - will become the busiest in the system by 2011, of course there is a huge underground section, this is just the old British-built building from the Victorian age, now housing the Museum of the Portuguese Language.


Former Roosevelt station (1870, now part of Bras station)


Line 5 - Capao Redondo Station (2002)


Vila Mariana station (1974) entrance - typical line 1 station from the mid seventies, all stations to the south of it are almost identical, the first batch of São Paulo metro stations.



Liberdade Station (Asian Quarter) also from late 70's (line 1)


Liberdade Station (1975)



Santo Amaro Station (2002) - Line 5 - The station itself is a cable-stayed bridge over a river.


Another pic of the "bridge-station".


Train at Hebraica Rebouças Station, line 9 (CPTM, 2000). This line for the most part follows the Pinheiros river and is entirely at grade, totalling 34 km and 18 stations. Like all CPTM lines, it was formerly a regular railroad line for general purposes but has now been converted for metro-only uses. It transports only some 200,000 passengers a day because it still needs line 4 to connect it to the central part of the system. Ridership will rise to at least 600,000 a day by late 2010. New trains have been bought.


The cool and cozy interior of a typical new line 9 station, all built in 2000. Line 9 existed since the 70's as a partial metro line but few stations existed. The old stations are being modernized.


Vila Olimpia station, line 9 - exterior of a typical new line 9 station with bridge over Riverside Highway.


The "old" section of Santo Amaro station, serving line 9, which dates from 1982. It's a unique station, no other is even remotely similar to it. It was connected to the modern Santo Amaro station in 2002 when line 5 was built above it.


Line 10 Train near Bras station.


Line 10 Train at Dom Bosco station (2000) at the far east of the city.


Sé (central) Station - the busiest in the system, and it shows in this picture. Best avoided during rush hours.


Mogi Das Cruzes station, at the city of the same name just east of Sao Paulo with a crummy surviving VW Fusca (Beetle). The CPTM system, unlike the "Metro" system, reaches many neighboring cities.


Line 1 (northern extension)


Luz station CPTM (1901)


Julio Prestes Station, 1936 (line 8) - originally a long distance railroad station, now underused, main building houses the São Paulo Music Hall and Philharmonic Orchestra.


Tatuapé Station (1987), lines 3, 11 and 10, eastern part of town.


Alto do Ipiranga station (2006), foreshadowing the architecture of most of the city's future underground stations.


Brás Station (east of city center, lines 3, 10, 7, 11, 12), one of the largest physically, this picture only shows part of its CPTM section, to the left there is a huge elevated annex Metro station and two old-days railroad buildings to the right. The hole station is an amalgamation of several stations from different years.


View from the elevated part of Brás station


CPTM train (line 9) - new "red" livery (Alstom made in Brazil)
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