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Old October 30th, 2011, 02:58 PM   #1
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FUKUOKA METROPOLITAN AREA (KYUSHU) | Public Transport

All japanese public transportation systems are in just one huge thread.
I thought they should have their own threads. So here i start a new one
with my own pics taken last summer in Fukuoka.
I hope u all will add some more plus info and news from this great metro system.





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As most of japanese metros, this system allows also other operators to use their tracks - adding reciprocal services to the original metro service. Most of the times thos additional trains run far away into subburbs leaving the metro line. Here the JR train using Fukuoka metro tracks.

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The metro map


Fukuoka is the only japanese metro system that use unique symbols/logos identify each station.
This is very common in Mexico, but not in other metros. I think its a great idea especially
for tourists to remember the station.
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What i dont like is the extremly long transfer walk at the Tenjin station.
It has a lot of shops, restos and stuff but it takes ages to reach the other line.
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I think this type (only half) of the automatic platform gates look way better than the full screen doors.
They let you see the train and the station doesnt look narrow and even claustrophobic (just like
in case of the full doors)



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Excellent idea to create the thread, nice photos!
If you can still edit the thread title, I'd suggest to go with the naming convention:
FUKUOKA | Subway
(Metros are called subways in Japan as they use American English, as far as I know -- the entrance sign also reads "Subway")
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Unfortunately i cant change the title now, even if the official name is "Fukuoka-shi chikatestu" which is translated into "Fukuoka city subway"
But i kinda chose on purpose the name "metro" instead of "subway", 'coz in most languages it's 'metro'. And i personaly hate the word 'sybway'
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And i personaly hate the word 'subway'
Some things have their names despite you "hate" them. Should someone who doesn't like the name Falubaz call you "Roger Rabbit" instead?

Why do you hate it?
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Unfortunately i cant change the title now, even if the official name is "Fukuoka-shi chikatestu" which is translated into "Fukuoka city subway"
But i kinda chose on purpose the name "metro" instead of "subway", 'coz in most languages it's 'metro'. And i personaly hate the word 'sybway'
That's not entirely accurate since many metros around the world run above ground as well...this causes the huge confusion for example when we discuss Tokyo on here, and it's true for every japanese city with a subway, the distinction between the entire rapid transit system and only the subway. For example subway is usually only a minority share of the entire rapid transit system in japanese systems, which for all intents and purposes run like "metros" around the world. Most subways in Japan also run through services with other rapid transit lines, which causes even more confusion.

Also my understanding of the organization of this forum was that only one thread per country.
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Just one thread per country is too little in my opinion, no? That would cause a mess - many cities,
different sustems... especially for Japan - the paradise of railwais

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It's just 'big' word for - "im not the fan of the word subway". That's it. And the real name is
福岡市地下鉄, Fukuoka-shi Chikatetsu. So may i put forward a proposal that would be a compromise:
"Fukuoka 地下鉄 - metro - subway"
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I still have some more pics.



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