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Old September 1st, 2007, 02:08 AM   #461
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Old September 1st, 2007, 02:39 AM   #462
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I can't really say since I have only been on the one in Delhi, Toronto, Montreal, new York and London.

I would say from this

Modernity and ambience:

1) Delhi Metro
2) London
3) Montreal
4) Toronto / NYC tie

Practicality

1) New York City
2) Delhi
3) London
4)Toronto / Montreal (both are inaccessible from many parts of the city)
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Old September 1st, 2007, 02:53 AM   #463
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London... Modern?
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Old September 1st, 2007, 03:03 AM   #464
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London... Modern?
London doesnt get it for modernity

But for the second part of the category - the ambience
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Old September 1st, 2007, 03:21 AM   #465
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What do you mean by ambience?
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Old September 1st, 2007, 03:29 AM   #466
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What do you mean by ambience?
I mean that when you go to London metro (and Im sure about this in Paris too) you get that ambience since it was the world's first underground - if you think about the history its almost overawing
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Old September 1st, 2007, 12:39 PM   #467
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Old September 1st, 2007, 03:36 PM   #468
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London has one of oldest and shabbiest subways in the world; Trains are always late and most trains are unfashionable (except jubilee and central line)

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What an earth do you mean by "unfashionable"?
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Old September 3rd, 2007, 09:32 AM   #470
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London has one of oldest and shabbiest subways in the world; Trains are always late and most trains are unfashionable (except jubilee and central line)

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The London Underground is old. That is true. It was afterall the first underground urban network in the world, and it took a good deal of the rest of the world to catch up. But there is nothing wrong with being the first in the world. What urban developments did your city innovate in that is now used everywhere around the world? For a city like London, the list is long. This age also adds to it’s amazing character, but it also does have the disadvantages that comes with it.

As for shabby. This is completely not true. Most of the London Underground is of very high standard these days. There was a time a few years ago where many stations did become quite run down, but a series of renovations have improved most of them. What is left that is shabby is very small compared to the whole network (which incidentally is the largest in the world in route length). Trains are not always late, and how would you know? Do you follow a timetable on London’s Underground. I doubt it. And as for unfashionable? I hardly doubt the Delhi Metro is more fashionable around the world. No one outside of India has even heard of it.
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Old September 3rd, 2007, 10:36 AM   #471
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I mean that when you go to London metro (and Im sure about this in Paris too) you get that ambience since it was the world's first underground - if you think about the history its almost overawing
I never got that mistic feeling... I think that this opinion has no strength and is not enought to give London the medal of the best subway. I think that ambient is not a main thing here.
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Old September 3rd, 2007, 10:42 AM   #472
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I can't really say since I have only been on the one in Delhi, Toronto, Montreal, new York and London.

I would say from this

Modernity and ambience:

1) Delhi Metro
2) London
3) Montreal
4) Toronto / NYC tie

Practicality

1) New York City
2) Delhi
3) London
4)Toronto / Montreal (both are inaccessible from many parts of the city)
I agree with NY's position on practicality but Tokyo and HK can be contenders in this list.
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Old September 3rd, 2007, 12:31 PM   #473
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I´m sorry but Madrid has to be in that list.
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Old September 3rd, 2007, 04:32 PM   #474
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I´m sorry but Madrid has to be in that list.
If you read his post, he's merely rating from his experience - he hasn't visited the Madrid metro.
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Old September 3rd, 2007, 05:35 PM   #475
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Upss sorry...
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Old September 3rd, 2007, 07:15 PM   #476
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Yes, do keep in mind that if the list looks weird, it's most likely due to the person's experiences. We can never get a constant set of experiences in a forum like this to do a more scientific poll.
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I imagine cause the list is to start laughting. Anyway is go to choose from his experience.
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Old September 7th, 2007, 08:57 PM   #478
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Old September 7th, 2007, 11:52 PM   #479
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The London Underground is old. That is true. It was afterall the first underground urban network in the world, and it took a good deal of the rest of the world to catch up. But there is nothing wrong with being the first in the world. What urban developments did your city innovate in that is now used everywhere around the world? For a city like London, the list is long. This age also adds to it’s amazing character, but it also does have the disadvantages that comes with it.

As for shabby. This is completely not true. Most of the London Underground is of very high standard these days. There was a time a few years ago where many stations did become quite run down, but a series of renovations have improved most of them. What is left that is shabby is very small compared to the whole network (which incidentally is the largest in the world in route length). Trains are not always late, and how would you know? Do you follow a timetable on London’s Underground. I doubt it. And as for unfashionable? I hardly doubt the Delhi Metro is more fashionable around the world. No one outside of India has even heard of it.
Actually I found the Delhi metro more fashionable then those of London and North American ones, since it is far newer and more astetically pleasing.

Do you know anything about the Delhi metro or are you talking out of your ass?
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Old September 7th, 2007, 11:53 PM   #480
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I agree with NY's position on practicality but Tokyo and HK can be contenders in this list.
I am saying from my experiences.

I havent been lucky enough to visit HK or Tokyo
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