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Old April 28th, 2005, 12:28 PM   #1
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MISC | How many cities have you travelled "underground"?

Just tell us, in which cities you travelled by underground metro (only underground, subways, not trams or suburban trains)?

For me would be:
- Berlin
- Barcelona
- Boston
- Hamburg
- Lisboa
- London
- Moscow
- München
- NYC
- Paris
- Roma
- Sao Paulo
- Stockholm

Outstanding: Barcelona (modern, clean, comfortable), London (dense network, good overview anyway), Moscow (dense, cheap and very fast), Sao Paulo (all the advantages of the above - unfortunalty only 3 lines til now... but they are building fast). Worst: Roma (dirty, old, dark, only a few lines and always full)
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Old April 28th, 2005, 12:37 PM   #2
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Liverpool (it's a metro by definition as small as it is)
London (wonderful system)
Barcelona (remember being lost mostly)
Hong Kong (MTR is clean, frequent & efficient)
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Old April 28th, 2005, 12:40 PM   #3
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Milano
Roma
Marseille
Paris
Lyon
Barcelona
Madrid
Lisbon
London
Munchen
Frankfurth
Berlin
Hamburg
Amsterdam
Bruxelles
Prague
Athens
Istanbul
Hong Kong
Al Qaira
New York
LA
San Francisco
Sydney (commuter rail, but a eal subway in the city centre)
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Old April 28th, 2005, 12:47 PM   #4
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Funny, when I looked at all the different metro threads, I considered opening such a topic like this a few minutes ago...

Well, in chronological order:

Amsterdam
Rotterdam
Paris (metro and RER)
Roma
Brussels (metro and pre-metro)
Prague
Barcelona (metro TMB and metro FGC)
Berlin (U-Bahn and S-Bahn)

Amsterdam is the city where I was born and where I lived the first 20 years of my life. It's metro system has got a small 3,5 km underground section with 5 stations. The dirty stations (full with litter and graffiti, and a popular shelter for junks), in which many concrete is used, will be refurbished in the next four years. And in 2011, a new 6 km underground section with 5 new stations will be opened.

Rotterdam is the other metro city in the Netherlands, and the first one (opened in 1968). The system has got more underground stations and longer tunnels. The stations there are much more clean and clear than in Amsterdam.

I travelled the Rome metro in 1993. Back then, it was not as dirty as I have seen on more recent pictures. I liked the accelerating and decelerating of the trains there.

The Paris metro is wonderful, I loved the density, the sounds, the station architecture, the smell of the stations and the sounds, and the fact that it operates two systems (steel wheels on steel tracks and rubber tyres) The only thing which irritated me was the short distance between stations. The RER is a modern network, but lacks the identity of the traditional metro. But I'm curious about the new line E stations, like Magenta.

Barcelona is indeed very modern, clean and comfortable.

And Berlin was also good. I liked it that it has got two systems with two different measures (Kleinprofil and Grossprofil). I loved the new H/HK trains and my favourite line was the U2. About the S-Bahn, although it is no official metro network, I loved it even more than the U-Bahn. The 1930's atmosphere on many stations is very special, and it is good that it is maintained, even after modernization. This atmosphere is very important for the identity of the system.

And the 481/482 trains are beautiful. The only thing in Berlin which irritated me were the scratched windows. It was the worst I've seen in Europe so far.

Brussels and Prague are also very modern systems. I like the design of the Brussels metro trains with their orange fronts, and the seats are very comfortable.

This summer I hope to explore the London Underground.
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Old April 28th, 2005, 05:29 PM   #5
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Barcelona (i like it for the wide trains, the beautiful FGC lines, and always and fortunately airconditioned trains on all lines)

Paris (dense, but the one-way-tunels for the passanger are stupid, the M14 is ok. almost all stations have the same look, if u 've seen one of them u know all. it's unfortunately smelly)

Warszawa (only one line, but modern, fast ansd clean)

Berlin (old, and not so modern, as one could think about the german capital city metro)

Stuttgart (very good network, fast, clean, modern, the old good german Ordnung)

Hamburg (quite nice system, even if a bit strange, metro in the city centre above ground but s-bahn underground)

Muenchen (one of the best i rode on, very good service, fantastic new stations, fast and clean)

Milano (as all 'metropolitane' in Italy - dirty, narrow and dark. but i like it as well. and it is still growing, the metro in Milano)

Roma (that's a pity, there are anly 2 lines in such a big and wonderful city. metro always full, other characteristics as in Milano)

Budapest (the coolest is the first continental metro in the europe - line 1 (yellow), now restored , just beautiful. other not so modern, but fast.)

Praha (good 3-shape-lines-system, but little old. the new stations are quite good)

Wien (excellent system, but the stations are in the same type. trains are wonderful, they seem to be a kind of a dragon, when approaching the station, the lights in the dark tunnel seem eyes of the dragon. i like wien-U-Bahn very much.)
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Old April 28th, 2005, 06:07 PM   #6
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Old April 28th, 2005, 06:12 PM   #7
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I would like to know the list of Bitxofo and J.Serradell, I think that are impresive!


This is my short list:

-Madrid (of course )
-Valencia (Spain)
-Paris
-London
-Prague
-Wien
-Moscow
-Saint Petesburg
-Tokyo
-Yokohama
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Old April 28th, 2005, 06:15 PM   #8
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not so much:
Amsterdam
Cologne
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Old April 28th, 2005, 06:17 PM   #9
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Pretty small list compared to others.

London Underground
Stockholm Tunnelbahn
Tokyo Metro/Toei Subway (most of the lines run through sevice on commuter railways with the same train)
Yokohama Subway/Minatomirai Line (the latter is very short but has through service with a Tokyo commuter railway)
Kyoto Subway
Toronto Transit Commission
Montreal Metro

EDIT: I forgot Copenhagen
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Old April 28th, 2005, 06:26 PM   #10
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Quote:
Originally Posted by SpastiK
I would like to know the list of Bitxofo and J.Serradell, I think that are impresive!


This is my short list:

-Madrid (of course )
-Valencia (Spain)
-Paris
-London
-Prague
-Wien
-Moscow
-Saint Petesburg
-Tokyo
-Yokohama
Jordi Serradell = 49 metro systems!!
Bitxofo = 44 metro systems, they will be 54 at the end of this year!


@SpastiK:
Don't you know Barcelona metro??
You are more than invited!!
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Old April 28th, 2005, 06:32 PM   #11
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Not much, but anyway.

Copenhagen Metro, (duh) very cool and modern. Opened in 2002.
Stockholm, very architectural.
London, simply amazing. Old, dense. And a huge system overall.
Paris, don't remember how it was really.
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Old April 28th, 2005, 06:35 PM   #12
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Old April 28th, 2005, 07:13 PM   #13
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So Tokyo and Yokahama have different metro systems? Impressive!

I forgot Athens... but I only use one line.
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Old April 28th, 2005, 07:22 PM   #14
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Hello, Spastik:

This is my list:

Barcelona
Madrid
Valencia
Bilbao
París
London
Milan
Rome
Athens
Prague
Vienna
Berlin
Hamburg
Frankfurt
Munich
Dusseldorf
Hannover
Cologne
Amsterdam
Rotterdam
Stockholm
Oslo
Helsinki
Moscow
St.Petersburg
Budapest
Brussels
Antwerpen
Tokyo
Yokohama
Osaka
Kobe
Kyoto
Beijing
Shanghai
Hong Kong
Seoul
Incheon
"Sydney"
New York
Washington
San Francisco
Los Angeles
Toronto
Montreal
Cairo
Toulouse
Las Vegas (but the old system, not the new. I know the old was not a metro, but...it was a nice monorail...)

Bye.
Of course, Spastik: estás invitado a Barcelona cuando quieras!!!

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Old April 28th, 2005, 08:17 PM   #15
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-London: a classic
-Rome: seemed a bit dirty and run down really, sorry but didn't really find it as impressive as the rest of the city :P
-Amsterdam: ^ pretty much the same
-Seoul: I quite liked this one, quite modern but it was quite tortuous travelling long distances to the satellite cities
-Daegu: Another one I liked, very modern and fast but the problem with this one is its lack of coverage and we had to go by taxi mostly. Although i hear theyre building new lines which is good
-Pusan: Went on it but dont really remember much
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Old April 28th, 2005, 08:54 PM   #16
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Chicago
Kiev
Kharkiv
Los Angeles
Moscow
New York
Philladelphia
San Francisco
Seattle
St. Petersburg, Russia
Vancouver, Canada
Washington, DC

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Old April 28th, 2005, 09:22 PM   #17
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Not a huge list but here goes.

London, UK
Liverpool, UK
Newcastle, UK
Paris, France
Brussels, Belgium
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Copenhagen, Denmark
Rome, Italy
Barcelona, Spain
New York, USA
Sydney, Australia
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Old April 28th, 2005, 10:01 PM   #18
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In chronological order:

Chicago CTA (Subway and Elevated)
Washington DC
Milan
Rome
Madrid
Barcelona
London
Paris (Metro and RER)
Berlin
Munich
Toronto
New York (MTA Subway and PATH Subway)
Philadelphia

Also went down into station mezzanines of Genova and Bilbao, but didnt ride them

I may have been on the Boston 'T' (Subway) when i was a wee lad, can't remember.

Someone listed Seattle, which has no heavy rail other than the monorail, so if that counts, i have been on that too!

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Old April 28th, 2005, 11:52 PM   #19
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North America:
Boston
New York
Washington
Chicago
Toronto
Montreal
LA
SF
Atlanta

Europe:
London
Glasgow
Paris

Asia:
Hong Kong
Singapore

Africa:
Cairo

Australia:
Sydney
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Berlin, Amsterdam and Paris.
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