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Old May 11th, 2006, 01:58 PM   #181
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Having been to a lot of cities' subway, I still have to say in terms of quality of the service(most helpful staff, best tickets system, value price), comfortness (air-conditioned, ultra modern, spotlessly clean, open, big and new interior of trains, refurbished and renew very often), efficiency(never any delays, trains every 1min in rush hour) and convenience(accessible in most metropolitan area, connected with all the other rail networks, shops around the station, exhibition held in some station, news being shown on screens), though it might as as monsterous as NY or London or as historical as those ones, the Hong Kong MTR definately deserves a nomination.
I believe that HK deserves a nomination but it's system isn't as large as NY or London's.

But HK's metro system is one of the best. The trains are modern, the station are well designed, clean and safe. Also, HK was one of the first to use a smart card system which is the Octopus Card.
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Old May 11th, 2006, 07:10 PM   #182
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Is NYC's subway the only that stays open 24 hours?
I've heard that the NYC's subway could be open 24 hours simply because it had 4 tracks. As a result, operations of maintenance can be made one one track when trains are circulating on the other. This being said, some other networks are opened 24 hours on weekends. I think it's the case of Berlin metro.
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Old May 21st, 2006, 01:28 PM   #183
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As far as I can tell, all four tracks are also used for night services - although rerouting trains during the night will be a lot easier than during rush hours.
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Old July 29th, 2006, 06:42 PM   #184
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i love berlin's.
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Old July 29th, 2006, 06:45 PM   #185
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berlin! not the Most futuristic but very easy to travel
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Old August 1st, 2006, 05:36 AM   #186
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Old August 1st, 2006, 05:38 AM   #187
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1) London
2) Tokyo
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Old August 7th, 2006, 04:16 PM   #188
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Having visited Stockholm for the first time recently, I must say the architecture and design of a lot of their metro stations are top-notch. I'd put them up near Moscow.

More photos : http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=375623



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Old August 8th, 2006, 12:04 AM   #189
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the only major subway ive ever been on, NYC. its got alot of character to it, over 100 years of history, it covers the largest area, it runs 24 hours, a/c heat and its cheap compared to others.
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Stockholm's got a nice station
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Old August 8th, 2006, 06:16 AM   #191
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I have only been on New York, Boston, and Toronto's metros...

But, I have to say, New York City!
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Stockholm's got a nice station
Stockholm has many nice stations. I did a tour that night and will post more photos here and in the Stockholm Trains thread shortly.
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Moscow wins hands down on appearance I think.

History ~ NY and London contest that one.

Efficiency ~ Tokyo/HK
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Old August 8th, 2006, 10:57 AM   #195
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Moscow wins hands down on appearance I think.

History ~ NY and London contest that one.

Efficiency ~ Tokyo/HK
Moscow's station looks the best in a classical sense. But I'm talking about modernity, I kinda like the look and colour of HK's MTR stations (except the Tung Chung Line stations).

History, London is more historical. It's the first subway system!
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Old August 8th, 2006, 11:41 AM   #196
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there are modern futuristic stations in moscow as well

http://metrowalks.ru/moscow/station-1-16
http://metrowalks.ru/moscow/line-12
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Coth thanks for the info BTW, have they installed platform screen doors in Moscow metros?
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Old August 8th, 2006, 12:28 PM   #199
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Coth thanks for the info BTW, have they installed platform screen doors in Moscow metros?
No. And MM does not consider installing them. There was one station planned with PSD (previous station to station on photo), but it is postponed for unlimited time.
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Moscow wins hands down on appearance I think.

History ~ NY and London contest that one.

Efficiency ~ Tokyo/HK
Sadly, one of the most beautiful stations in New York, the one at City Hall, is now abandoned and used as a turnaround point for the 6 train. The rest are fairly functional. There is mosaic work in the tiling for the station names, but I prefer the decorations on the London Underground and Paris Metro far better. New York's stations can get claustrophobic.

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