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Old July 24th, 2005, 11:18 PM   #1
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MISC | Worst transit systems

What big city in the world has the worst transit system, or which do you dislike most?
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Old July 25th, 2005, 04:31 AM   #2
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From what I've read, it's Lima. x___X How many stations does that thing have? 8? And Lima has about the same population as New York...and it's still running...
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Old July 25th, 2005, 07:21 AM   #3
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Many of them around the world, for what I've read.
For what I've seen, Toronto, Chicago, Budapest.
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Old July 25th, 2005, 07:35 AM   #4
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los angeles, is a massive urban sprawl

full of highways, if u live there and u cant afford a car, you're basically screwed

the city lacks neighborhood sense, because is nothing but highways

so is not like paris, or nyc or london where u can stroll down the street and discover the different neighborhoods etc

in LA all u got in cars and highways.
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Old July 25th, 2005, 08:10 AM   #5
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Many of them around the world, for what I've read.
For what I've seen, Toronto, Chicago, Budapest.
Im suprised that you think Toronto has a bad subway, I think it is one of the better ones, coverage area always could be better, but no way is it one of the worst in the world.
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Old July 25th, 2005, 08:25 AM   #6
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Im suprised that you think Toronto has a bad subway, I think it is one of the better ones, coverage area always could be better, but no way is it one of the worst in the world.
Agreed. I can get from one end of the city to the other, be it north/south or east/west in good time. Also, another thing that is great about Toronto's Subway system is that it is incredibly reliable and very frequent. More coverage is always good, but for what we have (which is still relatively comprehensive), its great.
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Old July 25th, 2005, 09:06 AM   #7
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los angeles, is a massive urban sprawl

full of highways, if u live there and u cant afford a car, you're basically screwed

the city lacks neighborhood sense, because is nothing but highways

so is not like paris, or nyc or london where u can stroll down the street and discover the different neighborhoods etc

in LA all u got in cars and highways.
The LA transit system itself isnt all that bad, the bus system is pretty good. Yes the rail coverage is horrible, but there is a good start for something that can be much better. Too bad they destroyed the Pacific Electric, probably one of the most extensive urban rail systems ever.
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Old July 25th, 2005, 09:18 AM   #8
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Many of them around the world, for what I've read.
For what I've seen, Toronto, Chicago, Budapest.
Dude you must be misinformed or misread or something, it said worst in the world, not one of the best.
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Old July 25th, 2005, 09:49 AM   #9
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Who ever said it had to be from the developed world? I'm sure that there are many cities in developing countries that have far worse transit systems than their counterparts in the developed world.
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Old July 25th, 2005, 03:22 PM   #10
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Dude you must be misinformed or misread or something, it said worst in the world, not one of the best.
What they are saying is that the Toronto subway ISN'T one of the WORST. I think it looks pretty good too. This is a very subjective question. It depends on what its worst for.

For connectivity: Kuala Lumpur (dang wangi and bukit nanas is a horrible interchange within walking distance. you have to cross a busy road without shelter.)
For timing: I have no idea.
For cleanliness: No idea either.
For relaibility: Bukit Panjang LRT in Singapore. This thing is really random and may just choose to breakdown. In the first 3 years of operation, it had 50 breakdowns.
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Santa Coloma de Gramanet is the worst
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Old July 25th, 2005, 05:48 PM   #12
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Don't know about the worst, but I know the most frustrating! The tube network (aka London Underground). Constant delays, track closures, filthy tubes especially on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights, a lot of unhelpful staff (some good ones though) who have a limited knowledge of English and to top it off it's expensive, bloody expensive, two pounds or almost four dollars for a zone one journey one way, whether it's one stop or ten.
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Old July 25th, 2005, 06:51 PM   #14
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los angeles, is a massive urban sprawl

full of highways, if u live there and u cant afford a car, you're basically screwed

the city lacks neighborhood sense, because is nothing but highways

so is not like paris, or nyc or london where u can stroll down the street and discover the different neighborhoods etc

in LA all u got in cars and highways.
I live in LA and go to school here, and as a student there's no way I can afford a car. But I am not "screwed" at all. I take the Metro buses and Metro rail when I want to get around the city. It's a very efficient and clean system, actually.. This image of a freeway city has been painted in the minds of many ever since the late 80's, early 90's. But transportation in the city since then has drastically changed, and still continues to change. And no, it's not like Paris or New York or London because unlike those kind of cities, Los Angeles is very much a post-modern city like Houston or Phoenix, or even Dubai. It was just developed in a different human era..
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Old July 25th, 2005, 07:18 PM   #15
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The worst transports systems I have ever seen are in Africa and some cities in the U.S.A.
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Old July 26th, 2005, 02:22 AM   #17
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Los Angeles without a doubt. For metro of 17 million people, the transit system should be MUCH better.
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Old July 26th, 2005, 05:56 AM   #18
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L.A does not have a good system for its size but it atleast is trying to make up for lost time with MASSIVE expansions of subway and RapidLRT underway and planned.

In the western world there simply is no doubt............DETROIT.
A metropolitan area of 5 million and it has absolutly no rapid transit, no commuter rail, they don't even have bus rapid transit. Even the bus service they have is incredible poor. It is a bizzare state of affairs.
Transit is not an option in Detroit.
Detroit represents the antithesis of good urban planning. This is why its city population is declining, crime ridden, no shopping....no nothing. Land is INCREDIBLE cheap in Detroit downtown because no one wants to live there.
Detroit is a city that has allowed itself to be planned by GM & Ford and this is the result.
Ya, they are putting up casinos and stadiums downtown and they have a tiny like train that circle the business district {only goes one way} like an airport mover but thats it.
Detroit is a city that has tried to become a city for cars. Detroit is really nothing more than malls connected by freeways with a roting {roted} downtown and the city's population continues to decline.
Detroit doesn't realise that all the stadiums and casinos in the world mean nothing if there is no great transit system and most of all no one there to even use it.
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I live in LA and go to school here, and as a student there's no way I can afford a car. But I am not "screwed" at all. I take the Metro buses and Metro rail when I want to get around the city. It's a very efficient and clean system, actually.. This image of a freeway city has been painted in the minds of many ever since the late 80's, early 90's. But transportation in the city since then has drastically changed, and still continues to change. And no, it's not like Paris or New York or London because unlike those kind of cities, Los Angeles is very much a post-modern city like Houston or Phoenix, or even Dubai. It was just developed in a different human era..

Well I wouldnt say its lack of rail has much to do with being a post-modern city. LA once had the largest rail system in the world. And it was taken away from us, and paved over.
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Well I wouldnt say its lack of rail has much to do with being a post-modern city. LA once had the largest rail system in the world. And it was taken away from us, and paved over.
Paved over?
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