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Old March 8th, 2013, 09:03 AM   #301
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Latest videos of construction progress on E and SE lines.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=mWVEm1NRKd0


http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=6FH9BIiZ1jY
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Old March 8th, 2013, 09:31 AM   #302
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It's great to see Houston invest in transit but I have to say that video floored me.

I don't think I've ever seen such a low density are in such a big city before.
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Old March 8th, 2013, 08:30 PM   #303
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It's great to see Houston invest in transit but I have to say that video floored me.

I don't think I've ever seen such a low density are in such a big city before.
It's not that much different from other sunbelt cities. Anyways to be fair the areas shown in those videos are not the densest in the city anyways.
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Old March 8th, 2013, 11:19 PM   #304
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Houston: The largest city in the world to be served almost solely by a light rail system. Dallas, whose LRT system is more extensive, comes second.
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Old March 9th, 2013, 12:47 AM   #305
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Houston: The largest city in the world to be served almost solely by a light rail system.
False. Changchun is larger.
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Old March 9th, 2013, 08:11 AM   #306
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Dallas also has commuter rail.
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Old March 10th, 2013, 07:37 PM   #307
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False. Changchun is larger.
Technically line 4 in Changchun is a light metro being that it is 100% grade separated.
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Old March 10th, 2013, 11:08 PM   #308
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There are cities larger than Houston like Lagos and Baghdad that don't have any rapid transit at all.
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Old March 15th, 2013, 04:41 AM   #309
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There are cities larger than Houston like Lagos and Baghdad that don't have any rapid transit at all.
Lagos is actually getting a new rail system.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lagos_Light_Rail
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Old March 19th, 2013, 01:14 AM   #310
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Houston: The largest city in the world to be served almost solely by a light rail system. Dallas, whose LRT system is more extensive, comes second.
Would not Phoenix actually be second?
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Old March 19th, 2013, 01:51 AM   #311
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The currently-on-hold Uptown Line would involve a 2.2 km (1.4 mile) tunnel under Interstate 610 between Uptown Park and Memorial Stations.
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Old March 19th, 2013, 09:59 PM   #312
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Dallas also has commuter rail.
and an expanding streetcar system
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Old March 24th, 2013, 09:29 PM   #313
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North line current progress video. *thanks to rick67hou*



METRORail's North Line extention. Construction as of 3/10/13 - YouTube
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Old March 24th, 2013, 09:35 PM   #314
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I was wondering what the underpass on the east end line would look like and found these images.





Along with finding this pdf that has more images in it.

http://www.gometrorail.org/external/...n%208.7.12.pdf
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I still would have liked it better if it didn't have any interaction with the street. But the design is infinitely better than the startup line for obvious reasons. I really hope Houston can get the University line done.
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Old April 24th, 2013, 07:46 PM   #316
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tY1Elvpp5kg

Here is a video I just took in Houston in April 2013. Though this video has the Houston light rail in it, this is really featuring another train taking passengers on a ride around Hermann Park. Enjoy.

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Here is a video I just took in Houston in April 2013. Though this video has the Houston light rail in it, this is really featuring another train taking passengers on a ride around Hermann Park. Enjoy.
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MAIN STREET METRORAIL by ANVAR - RUSSIANTEXAN ©, on Flickr
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Old May 3rd, 2013, 05:30 PM   #319
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Thank you Desertpunk. I don't know what happened to my video post.

Cool picture you posted. :-)
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I was wondering what the underpass on the east end line would look like and found these images.





Along with finding this pdf that has more images in it.

http://www.gometrorail.org/external/...n%208.7.12.pdf
really nice design and cool transportation for Houston
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