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Old July 31st, 2007, 12:47 PM   #401
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We can't get rid of gaps with massive holes on the deep level tubes as the equipment is right beneath the floor, so there is no space for anything between the floor and the wheels, therefore there is a very large gap. However, they usually have a stripey line between the tracks and the gap, and of course they have the pits between the rails (for bodies to fall into), see here:

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There are four different "Mind the Gap" announcements:

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Shouty Man:



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The health & safety nazis are in full force, "Mind the Gap" announcements keep popping up at stations without a curve, why? They mays well put it at every single station on the network. The Tube are so scared of getting sued by some compensation bastards, it really makes me annoyed. Why can't people live and learn? The train operators aren't sadistic enough to start moving a train when someone is jammed between the train and the platform.
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Old July 31st, 2007, 09:22 PM   #402
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Thanks for the sound bites, although I couldn't get Shouty Man to work.

My favourite has always been the Authoritive Man. This accent is so unique to England, almost 1950's BBC news reader accent. Absolutely brilliant.
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Old August 1st, 2007, 05:58 PM   #403
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Soft Cow didn't work, I don't hate Soft Cow because she's a woman, but because her voice has no authority, I said in another thread that a great female voice would be Thatcher's!



And here is shouty man

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Old August 1st, 2007, 10:31 PM   #404
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Authoritive Man is best.
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Old August 22nd, 2007, 01:22 AM   #405
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as I haven`t been to tall the cities mentioned above, and if i had to choose only based in the pictures, maps, and comments, this is my list:

Madrid
London
Santiago de Chile
Tokio
Moscow
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Old August 22nd, 2007, 02:14 AM   #406
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My favorite is hong kong they look really nice

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Old August 23rd, 2007, 01:41 PM   #407
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Before going abroad I always thought that Madrid underground was gonna be nothing compare to the big capitals in Europe and outside, after being in Paris, London, Brussels, Rotterdam, Berlin, etc... I can say that Madrid is much better system. Much better conserved than Paris or London, much cleaner than Brussels and Rotterdam, Much easyer than Berlin (I like this one the most of the ones I said).

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1) Madrid
2) Moscow
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Old August 24th, 2007, 01:21 AM   #408
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hmmm shanghai subway? anyone?

grr..sorry dunno how to post youtube video..you can view shanghai subway here: http://youtube.com/watch?v=ewKhr7M83_4

and also see this super cool advertisement in subway that you can interact with the ad lol!: http://youtube.com/watch?v=lhMIrrZnzoU

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Old August 24th, 2007, 05:47 AM   #409
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Lines 1 and 2 are quite horrible. It's hard to believe how old and deteriorated they look even though they haven't been around for too long, but the new lines are sleek and modern.
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Old August 24th, 2007, 06:09 AM   #410
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Old August 24th, 2007, 07:28 AM   #411
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ahh thank you for posting my videos lol :p
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Old August 24th, 2007, 07:52 AM   #412
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Lines 1 and 2 are quite horrible. It's hard to believe how old and deteriorated they look even though they haven't been around for too long, but the new lines are sleek and modern.
Huh? Lines one and two are as "sleek and modern" as any of the other lines. Their biggest drawback is the long and tedious transfer between them at People's Square.
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Old August 24th, 2007, 08:02 AM   #413
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Old August 24th, 2007, 10:21 AM   #414
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Huh? Lines one and two are as "sleek and modern" as any of the other lines. Their biggest drawback is the long and tedious transfer between them at People's Square.
line 1,2,3,4,6 are basically the same, its just to much untidy/rude/dirty/country people at people's square ><

i hate them they have so bad manners and they destroy the whole shanghai's reputation.
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Old August 24th, 2007, 01:05 PM   #415
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Huh? Lines one and two are as "sleek and modern" as any of the other lines. Their biggest drawback is the long and tedious transfer between them at People's Square.
The stations are fairly dirty and dark. Maintenance is not too well done so they look very old considering their relatively young age. The ceiling tiles and wall tiles are full of grime and the construction wasn't too high quality.
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Old August 24th, 2007, 04:50 PM   #416
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Ah, you meant the stations. They aren't the most asthetically pleasing, but I wouldn't go as far as calling them run down (well at least most of them).
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Old August 24th, 2007, 11:37 PM   #417
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i always ride line 2..i find it alright.

but line 1 is just aweful with those people..
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Old August 25th, 2007, 10:09 PM   #418
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MOSCOW is the number 1, surely!!!
1000 time better than Paris or Madrid.
This subway seems a museum

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Old August 26th, 2007, 04:04 AM   #419
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wow that looks like 1980s 0.o
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Old August 26th, 2007, 04:08 AM   #420
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The stations are nice, but apart from that, Moscow doesn't have much going for it IMO.
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