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Old August 6th, 2005, 06:06 PM   #1
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Old August 6th, 2005, 06:57 PM   #2
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Best in terms of most beautiful design is useless.... unless we start a most beautiful subway thread.

I say effieciency and others count more.
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Old August 6th, 2005, 07:08 PM   #3
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This contest is for best overall.

This means everything including the design, efficiency, capacity, architecture, history, character, etc.
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Old August 6th, 2005, 07:15 PM   #4
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London has history, architecture but not really so efficient....

Other cities have modern looking designs but greater efficiency.... (like Singapore, honestly)
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Old August 6th, 2005, 08:03 PM   #5
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For design, efficiency, and capacity, I'd pick a newer system with smart card capabilities, crowd control corridors, and easy interchange transfers, such as Hong Kong's MTR.

For architecture, history, and character, I'd pick Moscow.
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Old August 7th, 2005, 09:23 AM   #6
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HK..... hmmm.....

Singapore has a fully automated heavy subway line (as opposed to light rail).
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Old August 7th, 2005, 09:54 AM   #7
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Old August 8th, 2005, 05:03 AM   #8
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Automated Subway Opens in Copenhagen
By CORINNE LaBALME
24 November 2002
The New York Times

Copenhagen has opened the first stage of its automated subway system. The first 11 stations of the system, the Metro, are on a line stretching 6.8 miles from Norreport, west of downtown, to Vestamager, to the south, and Lergravsparken, to the east. There are stations near popular destinations like Amalienborg Palace, the Royal Theater and Copenhagen University.

The trains, with three cars each, travel at an average speed of 25 miles an hour. Though there is no driver, stewards ride each train to help passengers and inspect tickets. Button-operated ''call points'' allow passengers with special needs, like teachers with children on school field trips, to open the doors for longer periods.

The Metro runs daily from 5 a.m. to 1 a.m., and all night on weekends; it will be on a 24-hour daily schedule by the end of 2003.

Designed by the Italian company Ansaldo, each three-car train can carry 96 seated and 204 standing passengers and can accommodate wheelchairs, baby carriages and bicycles. Roughly half the finished system will run above ground; glass pyramids bring daylight to the underground stations.

By May, the system will reach Copenhagen's most populated area, Frederiksberg, and by the end of next year it will extend farther west, to Vanlose. When completed in 2007, the 13-mile system will have 22 stations and link midtown with Copenhagen Airport.
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Old August 9th, 2005, 06:23 AM   #9
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London, New York, Moscow.

those are the BIIIIIG 3.


But you have to also include Madrid and Paris
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Old August 9th, 2005, 08:01 AM   #10
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Quote:
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London, New York, Moscow.

those are the BIIIIIG 3.


But you have to also include Madrid and Paris
There's no fully automated lines in London, Moscow and Madrid.

Paris has 2 lines. NY 1

Paris and London have already a contact less system to open turnsti;es. NY, Madrid and Moscow don't eaven know what this system is.
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Old August 9th, 2005, 09:22 AM   #11
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after all tokyo is best in the world...

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Old August 9th, 2005, 03:08 PM   #12
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Quote:
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There's no fully automated lines in London, Moscow and Madrid.

Paris has 2 lines. NY 1

Paris and London have already a contact less system to open turnsti;es. NY, Madrid and Moscow don't eaven know what this system is.
London had the first automated line. Victoria line
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Old August 9th, 2005, 03:10 PM   #13
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London- Size, effeciency despite age, pioneered the whole concept, architecture, character, branding

Tokoyo - Effeciency and Size

Moscow- Arhictecture wise
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Old August 9th, 2005, 03:18 PM   #14
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new delhi is the best subway. its newly built its much more comfortable then london. as you know london is a very cocld city still they dont have any heating system or anything and delhi is a very hot city as you know and they have a/c system which makes it very comfortable. and also it doesn't get packed like the ones in london because the trains are much bigger as well overall its 10 times cheaper.
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Old August 9th, 2005, 05:11 PM   #15
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Tokyo - Efficiency, Size, Punctual, Lots of clean & modern stations/platforms, Lots of clean & cool design & hightech cars
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Old August 12th, 2005, 11:58 PM   #16
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Tokyo because its so extensive, modern, and clean. London is nice though no a/c. Most other modern subways have a/c's.
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Old August 13th, 2005, 12:38 AM   #17
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Dont think its the best but NY deserves a nomination.


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Old August 13th, 2005, 03:12 AM   #18
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everytime i see a major cities subway system map it makes me wonder why Toronto's is so garbage.
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Old August 13th, 2005, 07:56 AM   #19
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ATTIKO METRO
Athens Metro


List of the Stations:

List of stations in Line 2 (the red line)

Aghios Antonios - The current north end of the line.
Sepolia
Attiki near the train station
Larisa, near the train station
Metaxourgio NE of Omonia Square
Omonia - featuring Omonia Square, it connects also with the ISAP Metro Line 1.
Panepistimio - featuring the University of Athens
Syntagma - next to the Constitution Square, it also connects the Blue line`.
Akropoli (Acropolis) - featuring the ruins of the Acropolis, with the original statutes posted at the station, along with the Omonoia.
Syngrou-Fix near Andreas Syngrou Avenue
Neos Kosmos in Neos Kosmos
Aghios Ioannis next to Vouliagmenis Avenue
Daphni in the heart of Daphni
Aghios Dimitrios/Alexandros Panagoulis - near Aghios Dimitrios, Helioupoli and Vouliagmenis Avenue

List of stations in Line 3 (the blue line)
Eleftherios Venizelos Airport
Doukissis Plakentias
Halandri
Ethniki Amyna
Katehaki - next to Katehaki Avenue.
Panormou
Ambelokipi - near Ambelokipi.
Megaro Moussikis
Evangelismos
Syntagma -- next to Syntagma Square, also connects to the Red line.
Monastiraki -- also connecting to Line 1.

Future Stations:

Attiko Metro Line 2 (Red Line)

Line: Anthoupoli - Elliniko

Anthoupoli (New)
Peristeri (New)
Aghios Antonios
Sepolia
Attiki
Larissa Station
Metaxourghio
Omonoia
Panepistimio
Syntagma
Akropoli
Sygrou-Fix
Neos Kosmos
Aghios Ioannis
Daphni
Aghios Dimitrios/Alexandros Panagoulis
Ilioupoli (New)
Alimos (New)
Argyroupoli (New)
Elliniko, near the old Hellinikon International Airport - East Terminal (New)

Line: Panepistimio - Alsos Veikou (New Line)

Panepistimio
Exarchia (New)
Alexandras (New)
Dikastiria (New)
Kypseli (New)
Galatsi (New)
Alsos Veikou (New)

Attiko Metro Line 3 (Blue Line)

Line: Zea - Doukissis Plakentias - Airport

Zea (New)
Dimotiko Theatro (New)
Piraeus
Tampouria (New)
Nikaia (New)
Korydallos (New)
Aghia Varvara (New)
Haidari (New)
Egaleo (New)
Eleonas (New)
Votanikos (New)
Monastiraki
Syntagma
Evangelismos
Megaro Moussikis
Ambelokipi
Panormou
Katehaki
Ethniki Amyna
Holargos (New)
Nomismatokopio (New)
Aghia Paraskevi (New)
Halandri
Doukissis Plakentias
Airport

Line: Panormou - Maroussi (New Line)

Panormou
Pharos (New)
Filothei (New)
Sidera (New)
OAKA (New)
Paradeisos (New)
Maroussi

Pictures of Several stations























Subway Entrance










The Trains:


Interior:



Katehaki station seen here infront of Santiago Calatravas Designed Bridge


The Athens Metro preety much doubles as a museum. During construction, thousands of ancient artifacts were found whilst digging the tunnels. They are now on display in the stations:



THANKS TO GM FOR MANY OF THE PICS

Pros: Clean and modern
Cons: Unsignificant history

to keep athens metro clean interms of Drugs and in general, there are no toilets at any station. If you are busting however, you can get into one throguh the offices.

The metro is very efficient and cheap costing only 0.70 euro per single trip and 2 euros for an all day pass.

The Stations also double as museums displaying Thousands of Ancient Athenian Relics found during the digging of the tunnels.
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London underground for me is the better!
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