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Old May 18th, 2010, 09:52 PM   #801
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Nice to see all the photos of Kolkata trams. Especially of the "modernised" ones, as it suggests that the system isn't on its last legs, as I've read so often.

Incidentally, can any Kolkatans give a list of the routes which are still running? The official website seems out of date on this.

Thanks to anyone who can answer this.
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Old May 19th, 2010, 04:11 AM   #802
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These seats are much nicer! I wonder if they made the DM seats the way they did for "Indian conditions" (for example in buses these kinds of seats get dirty fast), or they're going to upholster the DM seats before the line becomes functional (so what we see in the DM photos is just the skeleton of the seat). If it's for "Indian conditions", then they should really have upholstered and covered the seats with easily cleaned fabric, instead of the thin seats we see now!
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Old May 21st, 2010, 10:28 AM   #803
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These seats are much nicer! I wonder if they made the DM seats the way they did for "Indian conditions" (for example in buses these kinds of seats get dirty fast), or they're going to upholster the DM seats before the line becomes functional (so what we see in the DM photos is just the skeleton of the seat). If it's for "Indian conditions", then they should really have upholstered and covered the seats with easily cleaned fabric, instead of the thin seats we see now!

I think it's better not to have cushioning in India...it would get dirty fast.
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Old June 9th, 2010, 05:06 PM   #804
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the only way to keep seats clean is have no cushions at all, only plastic/rubber seats, but they will be harder and more uncomfortable, but more durable
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Old June 11th, 2010, 12:33 AM   #805
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How does this airport express work? Normal fare? Is there a pre-checking at the city's station?
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Old June 11th, 2010, 06:52 PM   #806
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If they made it the same way as in Hongkong, it would be WAY more expensive.
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Old June 13th, 2010, 01:12 PM   #807
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How does this airport express work? Normal fare? Is there a pre-checking at the city's station?
It's fare is about 7-8 times more than normal metro. It has city airport terminals at its central Delhi stations where baggage will be check in and loaded through automated systems. Passengers will get their baggage only after reaching their final destination once they hand over it to metro. Speed of the trains will be 135 km/hr compared to 80 km/hr for normal metro trains.
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Old June 13th, 2010, 11:33 PM   #808
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It's fare is about 7-8 times more than normal metro. It has city airport terminals at its central Delhi stations where baggage will be check in and loaded through automated systems. Passengers will get their baggage only after reaching their final destination once they hand over it to metro. Speed of the trains will be 135 km/hr compared to 80 km/hr for normal metro trains.
Thank you, that's the info I needed. We're planning on implementing an airport express in Sao Paulo with the same characteristics - high speed, higher fare but advance check-in.
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Old June 14th, 2010, 09:22 PM   #809
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The HK airport express seats are a little too plush, from personal experience. After sitting in a cramped seat for 14 hours across the Pacific, I'd prefer a firmer seat on the train. The integrated Octupus system is very nice though. When DEL T3 opens, I'll try out the airport express to see how it compares; it does look nicer from outside.
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Old June 14th, 2010, 11:03 PM   #810
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Thank you, that's the info I needed. We're planning on implementing an airport express in Sao Paulo with the same characteristics - high speed, higher fare but advance check-in.
I always wonder why Sao Paolo has gone slow in metro construction even after starting quite early in 70s. It should have built 300 km of metro by now with further construction in future given its huge population and traffic.
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Old June 17th, 2010, 10:39 PM   #811
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I always wonder why Sao Paolo has gone slow in metro construction even after starting quite early in 70s. It should have built 300 km of metro by now with further construction in future given its huge population and traffic.
That was the effect of Brazil's financial meltdown and hyperinflation in the 80s and 90s. Today it seems the city will start to catch up as you can see in the Sao Paulo thread.
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+1. Those urine comments were only meant to provoke people as he always does and if somebody tries to stop snapdragon from doing that, BarbaricManchurian always jumps in snapdragon's favour and start calling others trolls.
I simply cannot believe that!

Simply not possible!
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Old July 15th, 2010, 09:54 AM   #813
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I always wonder why Sao Paolo has gone slow in metro construction even after starting quite early in 70s. It should have built 300 km of metro by now with further construction in future given its huge population and traffic.
Agree 100%.
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Old July 15th, 2010, 10:05 PM   #814
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I simply cannot believe that!

Simply not possible!
What ?
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Old July 15th, 2010, 11:03 PM   #815
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What you say about Mr Manchurian. This man is an upstanding citizen of the Intertoobs.

[/sarcasm].

Hey, I actually agree with you.
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Old July 16th, 2010, 12:56 AM   #816
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TikiNYC, cyberstalking is not cool, seriously. GET A LIFE.

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Old July 20th, 2010, 04:47 PM   #817
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Yep, delusional and a crazy madman.

Call the guy in the white coats!

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A couple of videos showing construction on the Badarpur Metro Line as well as the Badarpur elevated highway. The progress on the sarita vihar - mohan cooperative estate stretch seems to be slow. Considering the heavy and chaotic traffic here, it is creditable that both projects will apparently meet their september end deadline!
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why do the trains run with their doors open?
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