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Old November 17th, 2011, 04:47 AM   #921
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Well would the people enjoy the subway more, for Seattle??
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Old November 17th, 2011, 05:43 AM   #922
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Portland is about the same size as Vancouver.

what about population density?
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Old November 17th, 2011, 07:03 AM   #923
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what about population density?
I have no idea. Vancouver's core is very dense, but beyond that not so much. There are over 20 cities in the US larger than Vancouver, so it's quite impressive that they're as high as 8th on that list. Boston, for example is about twice the size of Vancouver. Vancouver, is by far, the smallest city in the top 10.
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Old November 17th, 2011, 07:07 AM   #924
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I have no idea. Vancouver's core is very dense, but beyond that not so much. There are over 20 cities in the US larger than Vancouver, so it's quite impressive that they're as high as 8th on that list. Boston, for example is about twice the size of Vancouver. Vancouver, is by far, the smallest city in the top 10.
Have any of you been in Vancouver metro?
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Old November 17th, 2011, 08:50 AM   #925
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No, why?
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Old November 17th, 2011, 10:03 AM   #926
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Seattle has monorail and portland is just too small.
Seattle's monorail system is very small and it serves more as a tourists attraction than the real people mover. The whole monorail track is just over a mile long and has only two cars and two stations. It runs from downtown to the Seattle Centre and its top speed can reach up to 45 mph.

Portland does has two very efficent transit systems that serve the greater Portland area. They are the MAX Light Rail and the Streetcars networks.
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Old November 18th, 2011, 01:47 AM   #927
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No, why?
So that we could see how well the Vancouver metro was laid out.

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Old November 18th, 2011, 02:21 AM   #928
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Have any of you been in Vancouver metro?


SkyTrain is an urban rapid transit system in Metro Vancouver, which is considered to be a medium capacity or light metro rapid transit system. SkyTrain's 68.7 km (42.7 mi) of track makes it one of the longest automated rapid transit systems in the world. It uses fully-automated trains on grade-separated tracks, running mostly on elevated guideways, which helps SkyTrain to hold consistently high (over 95%) on-time reliability, making it one of the most reliable rapid transit systems in North America. It also uses the longest mass transit-only bridge, the Skybridge, to cross the Fraser River.

The system has a total of 47 stations on three lines. The Expo Line and Millennium Line are operated by British Columbia Rapid Transit Company under contract from TransLink (originally BC Transit), a regional government transportation agency. The Canada Line is operated on the same principles by the private concessionaire ProTrans BC under contract to TransLink, and is an integrated part of the regional transport system.



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Old November 18th, 2011, 09:47 AM   #929
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I really like the Skytrain system, it's fast, clean and safe. Unfortunately, it only covers a small portion of Metro Vancouver, but nevertheless, it's good. The stations have nothing in special, but they are functional.
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Old November 18th, 2011, 11:13 AM   #930
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So far best Metro system I used were Shanghai
Me, too. Modern, clean, on schedule and safe. My friend forgot his digicam at the peoples square station, whe took the train back and it was still there on the same spot. At home in Germany someone would have immidiately stolen it.

Worest system I used was Berlin. Dirty, old, smell of pee everywhere, agressive people.
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Old November 19th, 2011, 08:25 AM   #931
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I'd love to visit the Vancouver metro, especially a metro in Canada

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Old November 19th, 2011, 10:32 PM   #932
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Seattle's monorail system is very small and it serves more as a tourists attraction than the real people mover. The whole monorail track is just over a mile long and has only two cars and two stations. It runs from downtown to the Seattle Centre and its top speed can reach up to 45 mph.

Portland does has two very efficent transit systems that serve the greater Portland area. They are the MAX Light Rail and the Streetcars networks.
What about the line to SEATAC? And I've heard they are planning one more to Everet I think. Though yeah. It is small
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Old November 20th, 2011, 03:31 AM   #933
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What about the line to SEATAC?
That line is LRT, not using the monorail system. It is the initial phase of Sound Transit's Link Light Rail system. Service operates seven days a week, from 5 am to 1 am Monday through Saturday and from 6 am to midnight on Sundays. Trains are composed of two cars, each with a capacity of 200 passengers—74 seated and 126 standing. Opened on July 18, 2009, Central Link initially operated between downtown Seattle and Tukwila, on a 13.9-mile (22.4 km) route. Service was extended by 1.7 miles (2.7 km) from Tukwila to SeaTac Airport on December 19, 2009.

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Old November 23rd, 2011, 07:32 PM   #934
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I see. A friend of mine told me that it's monorail
I guess we could call it a light metro.
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Old November 24th, 2011, 10:32 PM   #935
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Portland is about the same size as Vancouver.
If you mean by population Vancouver is bigger by 60,000 people.
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Old January 13th, 2012, 11:16 AM   #936
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French Subways

Lyon Subway is not so bad,

4 lines 700.000 passengers per day.

Line D : The first automated subway of the world
Line C : maximum incline of 17%
Use of contactless cards
Line A and B will soon be automated







Lille Subway :

2 lines, 95 millions of passengers per year

Line 1 : The first automated light rail of the world
Line 2 : 31,7 km, one of the longest automated rail of the world





Lille subway has no access doors !


But it has security doors !


Rennes and Toulouse subways are also automated and modern !

Rennes :









Toulouse :







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Old January 13th, 2012, 12:03 PM   #937
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this is not "spam us with big shots of you metro" thread and it's not about any system


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French Subways

Lyon Subway is not so bad,
Yet definitely not in Top 20.

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Line D : The first automated subway of the world
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Line C : maximum incline of 17%
Use of contactless cards
Line A and B will soon be automated
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Old January 13th, 2012, 12:45 PM   #938
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First : Sorry for the big shots !

Second : Sorry but for a city of it size, Lyon has a good subway :
more than 700.000 passengers per day (without the 4 tramway lines !)

Lyon has 2,1 million inhabitants in the metro area, the subway covers a small area but the density is over 10.000 ppl per km² in the central area...
in comparison with many great american cities it is so much better !!!


Toronto 948,100
Washington, D.C. 919,300
Chicago 638,000
Boston 478,000
Vancouver 426,500
San Francisco 343,200
Philadelphia 314,800
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Old January 14th, 2012, 07:59 PM   #939
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Paris, the most iconic !
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Old January 14th, 2012, 08:07 PM   #940
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I'm in no way claiming it for "Best", but San Francisco has a more extensive rail transit (some portions being subway) system than most people realize:



Incidentally, we just got word of federal funding for the "planned extension" of BART in San Jose as far as the "Berryessa" station.
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