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Old November 23rd, 2006, 05:21 PM   #121
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Wait no, why is beijing going to have the largest subway network in the world? Isnt the shanghai subway supposed to have over 800 km in 2020, making it around 240 km larger than the beijing subway?
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Old November 23rd, 2006, 05:30 PM   #122
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I think this is because cities in china are competiting against eachother
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Old November 24th, 2006, 02:35 AM   #123
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I didn't think London was the biggest anyway?
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Old November 24th, 2006, 12:39 PM   #124
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Isn't London the largest metro system in the world operated by one operated? I guess Tokyo's total metro system is a bit larger though.
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Old November 24th, 2006, 12:43 PM   #125
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Yeah, your right, Greater Tokyo's entire urban railway network is slightly larger than Greater London's...just slightly.
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Old November 24th, 2006, 02:21 PM   #126
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It is about metro.

Tokyo Metro and Toei subway is smaller than London underground.

and Greater Tokyo's entiere urban rail is a lot larger than Greater London urban railway network.
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Old November 24th, 2006, 02:26 PM   #127
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Only problem is that Tokyo's metro lines and suburban railways share the same tracks in the city center - making it difficult to speak of two independent systems.
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Old November 24th, 2006, 05:47 PM   #128
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Old November 25th, 2006, 12:27 AM   #129
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The 561km map for Beijing is this one. The one you posted must bee a further plan, maybe the out of schedule 1100 km plan they released a couple of years ago. BTW, Guangzhou's subway is topping 550km+ according to plans.
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Old November 25th, 2006, 03:58 AM   #130
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Only problem is that Tokyo's metro lines and suburban railways share the same tracks in the city center - making it difficult to speak of two independent systems.
I agree
but in the center of Tokyo metro lines are underground.
Subway lines share the same tracks with the suburban railways at the end of Tokyo (Ginza line, Marunounchi line and Oedo line exclude)
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Old November 25th, 2006, 04:37 AM   #131
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I agree
but in the center of Tokyo metro lines are underground.
Subway lines share the same tracks with the suburban railways at the end of Tokyo (Ginza line, Marunounchi line and Oedo line exclude)
It's called through service operated between the subway companies and private railway companies, so that you can continue your journey on the suburban lines from metro line without transfer. But the total length of London Underground is larger for sure.
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Old December 12th, 2006, 03:27 AM   #132
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Beijing Olympic Line

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Beijing is building a new subway line to service the Olympic Park. There are altogether 4 stations with the 4 seasons as the theme for the line! The base color of the four stations will be red/back, yellow, blue and green respectively. The Olympic Subway Line is 4.398km long. Its theme is borrowed from the “rhythm of music”. Each station represents a fermata (rest) in a musical performance, while the tunnel between the stations represents a string of musical notes (the tunnel is decorated!). As the train moves through the four stations, the traveler will experience five different “music pieces” with each station being the end and the beginning of the next.

The “Pan-Island Panda Station” (literal translation, not official) has red and black as the main hue represent the passionate Summer; The Olympic Center Station is yellow signifying a brilliant Autumn. The Olympic Park Station is blue representing the expansive Winter; and lastly the Forest Station is green as hopeful Spring. In addition, the walls of the stations will be gray representing the continuity of the culture of Beijing.

P.S.: There will be water coolers in the stations (first in the Beijing Metro System). There will also be special access gates and lifts to facilitate people with disabilities.
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Old December 12th, 2006, 08:38 AM   #133
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Seems great!
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Old December 12th, 2006, 12:32 PM   #134
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Looks fantastic. I believe in terms of infrastructure, this might be the best games ever.
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Old December 12th, 2006, 12:38 PM   #135
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4398 km long...that's quite impressive!
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Old December 12th, 2006, 12:45 PM   #136
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No, 4km long. In Australia/US and most non Euro countries, we use the comma as a seperator for each hundredth unit. Unlike some where the dot and the comma usage is reversed.
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Old December 12th, 2006, 12:57 PM   #137
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Yes, I know. That's why I made the comment...
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Old December 12th, 2006, 01:01 PM   #138
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Yes, I know. That's why I made the comment...
I think you're the one that is confused here. Just read my post again, and you will understand that the length is NOT 4000+km, but 4km+.

You failed to put either a comma or a full stop in the figure, so no matter where u come from, it will still be read is 4000+km. Do you understand?
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Old December 12th, 2006, 01:02 PM   #139
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4398 km long...that's quite impressive!
Evidence that states you still don't understand how to read numbers.
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Old December 12th, 2006, 01:08 PM   #140
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I was being SARCASTIC.

A concept you Aussies clearly don't understand...

*In other words: I know this line will be 4+ km long (just by the fact that a metro line of 4000 km would mean Beijing is either a huge city or the planners got their facts all wrong), and that the 'confusion' here arises because of the mix-up of commas and dots.
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