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Old June 25th, 2011, 03:17 PM   #1
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MISC | Bund Tourist Tunnel

This could brighten up a few subways, the Waterloo and City line in London for example!


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Old June 25th, 2011, 05:46 PM   #2
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Thread title should be "SHANGHAI | Bund Sightseeing Tunnel"

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This could brighten up a few subways
Definitely a recommendable model, at least for driverless metros that have views out of the front window! Subways need not be boring! A few pics of entrance, escalators, cabins, and tunnel:


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Old June 25th, 2011, 06:13 PM   #3
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If you knew the ticket price for the tourist tunnel you'd think twice.
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Old June 25th, 2011, 06:22 PM   #4
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If you knew the ticket price for the tourist tunnel you'd think twice.
LOL , what is it?
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Old June 25th, 2011, 08:25 PM   #5
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30 RMB (4.50 USD) single, 40 RMB (6 USD) return. It has two stations and is just a few hundred meters long.
Source: http://www.chinasnippets.com/shangha...seeing-tunnel/

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Old June 25th, 2011, 08:30 PM   #6
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Frankly, I'm glad it's nothing more than a tourist trap because I'm of the sort that would be enormously bothered by constant colors when traveling underground. Tunnel art like New York's Masstransiscope, between the Manhattan Bridge and DeKalb Ave on the Manhattan-bound tracks, is a much more dignified, interesting and subtle way to catch someone's attention.

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Old June 25th, 2011, 08:35 PM   #7
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Yeah, the flashing lights would be a pain in the a.. for commuters who want to read their newspapers.
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Old June 26th, 2011, 12:42 AM   #8
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I'm sorry, I don't see what there is to recommend in this... I found it to be incredibly cheesy... Take it once, never take it again.

In fact, if anything, I would prefer they get rid of all the seizure-inducing lighting and ridiculous sound effects and make it a real form of cross-river transport. Ideally, they need a Metro station on The Bund itself, but if this is the best they can do, they should at least try and make it useful to regular people.
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Old June 26th, 2011, 03:24 AM   #9
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There also appears to be a rather unusual "mall metro" in Shanghai

http://www.subways.net/china/shanghai.htm

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Old June 26th, 2011, 07:13 AM   #10
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I've heard of that thing. Pretty cool.
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Old June 26th, 2011, 06:24 PM   #11
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I'm sorry, I don't see what there is to recommend in this... I found it to be incredibly cheesy... Take it once, never take it again.
I took it twice return... and still like it.

Underground metros are sometimes criticized for being boring and less interesting than elevated lines where people can have views of the cityscape. So I think the light show is a nice incentive especially for driverless subways, but maybe in a more subtle, less flashy manner. Tourists with their kids or other people who like it have at least something to look at while riding through the tunnel. Like interesting station architecture or art on platforms, it might be an incentive for a slightly more attractive public transportation, nothing more.
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And someone will have to pay for the extra electricity. It won't be me.
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Well the Waterloo and City is closed on Sundays. Maybe it could be a tourist line then and normal the rest of the week!
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30 RMB (4.50 USD) single, 40 RMB (6 USD) return. It has two stations and is just a few hundred meters long.
Source: http://www.chinasnippets.com/shangha...seeing-tunnel/
A single journey fare on Toronto's public transport system is CAD$3.00 - that's a flat fare for even just between two stations. Expensive? It's all relative, my friend.
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Old January 7th, 2013, 09:36 PM   #15
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These photos of the day filming my brother was in Shanghai
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That tunnel is just horrible. They should get rid of all the stupid lights and turn it into a regular pedestrian tunnel which would be much needed at this spot.
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Old January 8th, 2013, 04:00 AM   #17
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It's a tourist trap, and not a public transport mode to cross the river. There is a public ferry available further south around the end of the tourist boardwalk. It's not as convenient, of course, but costs a mere 2 yuan.
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I have taken a ride on this thing. It is actually quite a hoot! Certainly not a public transit model, it is far too slow and costly. That said, the whole thing is surreal and funny, there are great blow up figures and seizure inducing light displays. IMO it is well worth the cost - once. It is kind of a once every 5 years kind of ride. That said, it boards and disembarks in good locations for tourists.

Also, the ferry is really not convenient at all (for tourists at least). A nice ped bridge would do wonders for cross bund traffic in the area, but Pudong in general is really not pedestrian friendly.
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Old January 10th, 2013, 12:52 AM   #19
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Is really looks like the former Paris CDG airport "SK".
It never went into service because of its unreliabilty. An incredible waste of public funding. Now it has been replaced by the very good VAL from Siemens.
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(Edit) I have posted too fast: it is a SK just like the CDG┤s one.. And actually the only one still in operation in the world. I hope that Shanghai will be luckier than Paris.

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