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Old August 12th, 2006, 12:17 AM   #241
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sorry but what does LUL stand for?
According to the Dutch-English dictionary:

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1.LUL [m] (obscene) insulting terms of address for people who are stupid or irritating or ridiculous.
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son_of_a_bitch prick ******* ********** shit mother_****** mother****er mother SOB dickhead whoreson
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Seems to refer to you then...

(no, it really stands for London Underground Lines)
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Old August 12th, 2006, 12:21 AM   #242
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that picture of the graffiti filled M train is WAAAAY OUTDATED!! it was like from back in the 80's. Currently, I have not seen a single train with a speck of graffiti on it. Check out how the M train looks right now!. Now compare that to your Moscow train. Youre just intent on spreading false propoganda by taking a shitty NYC train from the 80's and comparing it to a newly built Moscow train. But now you see how NYC trains are currently. Moscow's trains are pathetic in comparison. For more information check out http://www.nycsubway.org
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Old August 12th, 2006, 12:25 AM   #243
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okay alargule, you just crossed the line. never once did i insult anyone personally. i just think it is ridiculous for people to be comparing NYC subway to other networks that are nowhere close to how good NYC is. I dont understand why anyone bothers to make this thread since deep down inside, we all know its NYC
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Old August 12th, 2006, 12:34 AM   #244
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okay alargule, you just crossed the line. never once did i insult anyone personally. i just think it is ridiculous for people to be comparing NYC subway to other networks that are nowhere close to how good NYC is. I dont understand why anyone bothers to make this thread since deep down inside, we all know its NYC
Make your own thread about it and find out how many people agree with you.
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Old August 12th, 2006, 01:51 AM   #245
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since deep down inside, we all know its NYC
The question is how deep down inside is that...
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Old August 12th, 2006, 01:53 AM   #246
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@drunkenmunkey888:

<<nationalism/regionalism/excesive proudness of one's homeland.... is an illness that heals up by travelling>>

NYC subway is fantastic, as are many other networks in the world. For sure its continuous-24H-service may give some edge to it, as well as express services; but you seem a bit obsessed in trying to prove NYC subway's ten-fold efectiveness over ROW's metro systems. There's life to the east of Long Island too.
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Old August 12th, 2006, 01:19 PM   #247
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Actually the fact that the stations in Moscow are quite far apart is not a problem because most districts were built around metro stations. Most new projects are also located near metro stations. So most people will live within about 2 km from metro stations which is not far at all.
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Old August 13th, 2006, 12:11 AM   #248
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that picture of the graffiti filled M train is WAAAAY OUTDATED!! it was like from back in the 80's. Currently, I have not seen a single train with a speck of graffiti on it. Check out how the M train looks right now!. Now compare that to your Moscow train. Youre just intent on spreading false propoganda by taking a shitty NYC train from the 80's and comparing it to a newly built Moscow train. But now you see how NYC trains are currently. Moscow's trains are pathetic in comparison. For more information check out http://www.nycsubway.org
with graffiti or not still nyc trains are very hideous. no taste at all.


MM trains are much better.

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Old August 13th, 2006, 01:06 AM   #249
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okay alargule, you just crossed the line. never once did i insult anyone personally. i just think it is ridiculous for people to be comparing NYC subway to other networks that are nowhere close to how good NYC is. I dont understand why anyone bothers to make this thread since deep down inside, we all know its NYC
You must be joking...

NYC has got one of the most dirtiest and damaged metro systems I have ever seen (I have visited around 60 metro networks).

DonQui can tell you better, he lives in New York.
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Old August 13th, 2006, 11:22 AM   #250
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okay alargule, you just crossed the line. never once did i insult anyone personally. i just think it is ridiculous for people to be comparing NYC subway to other networks that are nowhere close to how good NYC is. I dont understand why anyone bothers to make this thread since deep down inside, we all know its NYC
What line did I cross then? Besides, if it's so 'obvious' that NY has the best subway system, then why do you even bother to defend it so vehemently? Hypocrite...

BTW: I know that picture was outdated, and most trains are graffiti-free in these days. But since you're so eager in giving reality a turn for the best, I thought I'd do my bit as well. That's why I picked out the shittiest looking stations and compared them with the best looking ones in Moscow.
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Old August 14th, 2006, 06:18 AM   #251
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NY subway is so dirty, smelly and generally unpleasant-looking. You can say it's an insult to a human being. If some drunkenmonkeys think its the best in the world it's their ( monkey ) business. Perhaps they should get out of their zoo more often.
Its beyond me, how a rich and powerful city like NY cannot afford a decent metro system.
BTW, would anyone risk their life using NY Subway at night??? So much for the 24hr operation.
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Old August 14th, 2006, 06:22 AM   #252
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New York:







Moscow:









New York:



Moscow:



New York's last major finished construction project was the 6th Avenue Subway line, completed in 1940(!). Moscow's construction did only just begin by then, and major construction works have been going on until the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991. The only advantage NY's system has over Moscow's, is that it is rather dense. But that's about the only advantage I can think of: frequencies are being lowered by the MTA, services cut back (notorious is the G line), the Lexington line has been overcrowded for years but the alleviating Second Avenue Subway line has been nothing but a pipe dream for the last 80 (!) years.

Yeah...NY is definitely better than Moscow. If you believe in your own lies, that is...
That's old school!!! Who cares if either NY or Moscow have better stations. What matter if they have enough ridership, efficient enough for the city and business is good
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Old August 14th, 2006, 07:46 AM   #253
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I was riding the R train today and I notice a lot of their stations in Lower Manhattan were noticeably cleaned up. The tiles were actually white but the stations were still very stuffy even in this cooler weather and cramped.
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Old August 14th, 2006, 09:46 PM   #254
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<<nationalism/regionalism/excesive proudness of one's homeland.... is an illness that heals up by travelling>>

NYC subway is fantastic, as are many other networks in the world. For sure its continuous-24H-service may give some edge to it, as well as express services; but you seem a bit obsessed in trying to prove NYC subway's ten-fold efectiveness over ROW's metro systems. There's life to the east of Long Island too.
Actually my experiences are just the opposite. I grew up in NYC and since I didnt know any other subway system in the world very well, I used to think NYC's subway was very dirty, old, inefficient, etc. I didn't think there was anything too special about it. However, last summer, I visited Paris. I was staying at Oberkampf and I wanted to visit La Defense. It was a pain in the ass to take a train across Paris that stopped at EVERY SINGLE STOP. It was agonizingly long. After that, it made me appreciate NYC's express service, which I used to take for granted. Express service is something that is very very amazing. Then last holiday season, I went to Shanghai and though it was very clean and modern, there were only 5 lines, and only 4 that go within the city. Again, when I had to go from Xujiahui to Gongfu Xincun, it was painfully slow for the subway to stop at EVERY SINGLE STOP. Not to mention then I had to take a bus to where I wanted to go. Now not only did I appreciate express service, I also appreicated the excellent coverage that NYC subway provided. I admit I have not been on the Moscow subway but traveling really made me realize that NYC subway is the king of subways in the world.
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How can it be that the capital of the world, has a so dirty and so outdated subway system?? I know that's around 400km, but London also has more than 400km, and they have build a new line in the '90, and it's not so dirty.
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Castle_Bravo NYC's stations are dirty but I can assure you its trains are among the most modern in the world now that they retired their redbird fleets. just check out the E,F,G,R,V line or the 4,5,6 or the J,M,Z, or L lines and tell me what you think
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Actually my experiences are just the opposite. I grew up in NYC and since I didnt know any other subway system in the world very well, I used to think NYC's subway was very dirty, old, inefficient, etc. I didn't think there was anything too special about it. However, last summer, I visited Paris. I was staying at Oberkampf and I wanted to visit La Defense. It was a pain in the ass to take a train across Paris that stopped at EVERY SINGLE STOP. It was agonizingly long.
Yeah, well...What about taking a train from Pelham Bay Pk. (off-peak) to South Ferry? Except from having to transfer to an express train (4 or 5) since the 6 makes EVERY SINGLE STOP, you'll have to transfer to the Shuttle (transfer #2) and then take a 1 train (which makes EVERY S...well, you get my point)...just taking one itinerary on the Parisian subway system as an example to come to the conclusion that Paris's subway system THUS is 'slow' is jumping the gun in my view. When I want to get from 'Nation' to 'Etoile', for example, I could take the RER. It only has three (3) intermediate stops and a very high (combined) frequency. If you want to get from one side of Paris to the other fast, you take the RER. The only problem is, that the RER only stops at selected stations. Exactly: just as the New York express trains do...
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yes but the RER also costs a lot more than the regular metro. In NYC, the express is the same flat 2 dollar rate too. I would say the RER is more like teh LIRR or Metro North than express subway service. Another great thing about NYC subway: flat 2 dollar rate now matter where you are going.
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To be frank, the dirtiest and smelliest metro systems I know are:

-NYC.
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There are some subway stations in NYC that do smell like the Jamaica Station in Queens. But other than that, I have no problem with NY's subway system. At least there are some new cars running.
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