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Old October 25th, 2013, 11:14 PM   #1
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MISC | The ugliest metro systems

Hey guys! just wondering which metro system around the world you think is the most ugliest, bad designed in the world?

let's divide this in continents and you choose your less favorite in each one.

Europe
The Americas
Africa
Asia + Oceania
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Old October 26th, 2013, 12:35 AM   #2
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Europe: Roma for sure, so dirty trains and ugly staitions.
America: PATH in NYC/New Jersey
Asia: Manila
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Old October 26th, 2013, 12:43 AM   #3
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Europe: I'm still not sure
America: Medellín
Asia: Manila
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Old October 26th, 2013, 01:24 AM   #4
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As for Rome, i just hit this image on italian forum:



This is Conca d'Oro - new station vestibule
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Old October 26th, 2013, 04:41 AM   #6
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Medellín? Pft!
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Old October 26th, 2013, 04:43 AM   #7
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... Africa doesn't have many systems, btw. You could include it in the Asian group.
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Old October 26th, 2013, 04:43 AM   #8
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Some parts of Toronto's system can be really ugly... some can be quite nice:



nicer:

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Medellín? Pft!

Medellín metro is very ugly, it was bad designed and is very invasive.



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Old October 26th, 2013, 01:03 PM   #10
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Some images of Rome metro line A:











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Old October 26th, 2013, 02:14 PM   #11
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Europe: Roma for sure, so dirty trains and ugly staitions.
America: PATH in NYC/New Jersey
Asia: Manila
The PATH is dirty nor does it have Ugly Stations....you mean the NYC Subway.
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Old October 26th, 2013, 02:23 PM   #12
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Seriously Manila? There are much uglier metro systems around Asia! The fact I ride it many times and it gets to the places I wanted to go. Plus we don't have that garbage and vandalism problems that NY has!

MRT line-3 may be a failed system but it is cleaner compared to some Euro systems especially that of Rome!

I would consider MRT line-3 as ugly but the entire Manila metro system? Certainly not!



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Photos of line-2 taken by me!

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As for Rome, i just hit this image on italian forum:



This is Conca d'Oro - new station vestibule
B1 branch stations are nice, unlike the old stations
In your pic the uglyness is due to poor maintenance and vandalization

Here the same exit without those horrible tags

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Old October 26th, 2013, 02:33 PM   #15
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... Africa doesn't have many systems, btw. You could include it in the Asian group.
Oceania does not even have a metro system at all including Australia and New Zealand!
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Old October 26th, 2013, 04:12 PM   #16
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Amstedam has some damn ugly trains.


However the infrastructure itself is actually quite cool. And the doors make a cool hydraulic type noise

My own city of Glasgow has some pretty ugly sights.

High Street:


Brown brick late 70s architecture:
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Amstedam has some damn ugly trains.


However the infrastructure itself is actually quite cool. And the doors make a cool hydraulic type noise
All those trains will be replaced by these:
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Seriously Manila? There are much uglier metro systems around Asia! The fact I ride it many times and it gets to the places I wanted to go. Plus we don't have that garbage and vandalism problems that NY has!

MRT line-3 may be a failed system but it is cleaner compared to some Euro systems especially that of Rome!

I would consider MRT line-3 as ugly but the entire Manila metro system? Certainly not!



Here are examples of line-1 and line-2. Credits to the various photographers!

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Line-2





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it would be interesting to know what is uglier metro system in asia. Since most of them are quite new.
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Old October 26th, 2013, 06:22 PM   #19
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I think the 'ugliest metro system' doesnt mean 'ugly trains' but 'ugly infrastructure'.
So even if the Manila trains are nice, the system is still not beatiful.
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In Europe, Charleroi. Lot of graffiti, outdated trains, little evening service.
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