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Old December 29th, 2010, 06:08 AM   #881
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Vancouver's Canada Line

Canada Line is a rapid transit line in the Metro Vancouver region of British Columbia, Canada. Opened in August 2009, it is the third line in TransLink's SkyTrain metro network, servicing Vancouver, Richmond, and the Vancouver International Airport.

The Canada Line comprises 19.2 kilometres (11.8 mi) of track; the main line goes from Vancouver to Richmond, while a 4 km spur line from Bridgeport Station connects to the airport. It opened fifteen weeks ahead of the original schedule, well in advance of the 2010 Winter Olympics in February.

The Canada Line was anticipated to see 100,000 boardings per day in 2013, and 142,000 boardings per day by 2021, but it has exceeded these targets. Ridership has grown steadily since opening day, with average ridership of 83,000/day in September 2009; 93,000/day in December 2009; and 105,000/day in March 2010. During the 2010 Winter Olympics, the line's ridership increased a further 118 per cent to an average of 228,190 per day over the 17-day event.

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Old December 29th, 2010, 11:10 AM   #882
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Tunnels looks way too clean, unsafe - no cables for emergency communication, power, signaling etc?
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Old December 29th, 2010, 11:29 PM   #883
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On our island the only Subway is in the San Juan metropolitan area. It mostly transits on the surface.
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The Tren Urbano (Urban Train), a 10.7-mile, $2 billion heavy-rail system
It went over budget. They have been talking about extending it but with what money. Some say the Subway is a White Elephant.

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Another station -

Another Station Plaza -

Up to 1957 a steam engine (photo below) was the mode of travel around the island. You would catch a train from San Juan and travel all the way to the West end of PR. and then South to Cabo Rojo and from there East to the Southern City of Ponce. When they decided to build highways they made sure to get rid of the trains. Trucks and autos took over.

Very large map of the rail-line that existed in 1924- http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...of_PR_1924.jpg



Following are old photos of the electric tramways they had in todays San Juan metropolitan area around the early 1900's. Last tram ran in 1947 which is the last photo.

Tram Page - http://www.tramz.com/pr/sjs.html

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Old February 11th, 2011, 06:48 AM   #884
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Old February 12th, 2011, 08:30 AM   #885
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How come every big city in the world seems to have a decent underground yet it seems so hard to get one line built in Melbourne?
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Old February 12th, 2011, 09:58 PM   #886
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^ they cost too much money to build, run and maintain. Melbourne is a drivable city just like LA
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Old February 13th, 2011, 06:54 AM   #887
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Some of HK's stock is 30 years old, not exactly new (well maybe relative to Melbourne's).
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Old March 3rd, 2011, 05:34 PM   #888
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Old March 16th, 2011, 02:12 PM   #889
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Old March 17th, 2011, 03:36 PM   #890
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I know many metro systems in the world (London, Buenos Aires, Budapest, Madrid, Santiago, Berlin, Munchen, Paris, Rome), and i have to say than for me the best ones are Santiago (Chile) metro system, and Madrid one.





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Old April 8th, 2011, 01:09 AM   #891
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yes, isn't extensive but is very clean and efficient
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Old April 8th, 2011, 05:00 AM   #892
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yes, isn't extensive but is very clean and efficient
106 km until now (year 2011)

140 km year 2015
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Old April 8th, 2011, 05:21 AM   #893
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named in previous pages have the triple or more extensión
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Old April 9th, 2011, 05:58 AM   #894
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really nice and clean metro in Chile!
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Old April 9th, 2011, 11:24 AM   #895
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really nice and clean metro in Chile!
But does this qualify for being the best metro system in the world? I do not think so. We should take into account several

1) Size and coverage in relation to the city size
2) Frequency of services (Peak, Day, Night)
3) Speed of travel
4) Integration to other systems like suburban rail, tram or buses
5) Trainsets and stations
6) Acceptance by the population
7) Maintenance and beauty
8) History and landmarks
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Old May 19th, 2011, 04:24 AM   #896
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Paris - old, tiny, smelly, badly mentained, yet so efficient! And that charm...
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Old May 26th, 2011, 12:45 PM   #897
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Paris - old, tiny, smelly, badly mentained, yet so efficient! And that charm...
I absolutely agree with you about Paris metro and want to add i was shocked when saw graffiti in the tunnels. There was no clean space at all
As for me i think subway systems of Madrid and Barcelona are really nice. It's clean, convinient and efficient.
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Old May 26th, 2011, 02:19 PM   #898
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In fact, in Barcelona the surface transport works so well that when I was there I only needed the metro just once (when I went to visit the Park Guell). Their urban planning is amazing. Therefore I don't even remember how the metro looked like. )
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Old August 24th, 2011, 12:35 AM   #899
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London Underground is the oldest underground on the world.

Emmm... In the UK subway is underpass so...???
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Old August 27th, 2011, 06:12 PM   #900
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Paris. The oldest and biggest in Europe.
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