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Old October 9th, 2013, 08:19 AM   #5261
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AFAIK all maps on urbanrail.net have markers where the lines enter/exit tunnels. Not as clear as the "grey = underground"-map linked above, but still...

http://urbanrail.net/eu/uk/lon/all-london-map.htm
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Old October 15th, 2013, 11:28 PM   #5262
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Dear tubeman, what is your opinion on Transport for London's policy of being required to purchase a second fare when transferring from bus to Tube? Here in Vancouver Canada, with the introduction of the new Compass card, we will be subject to a tax grab. Ever since the Olympics this city is getting more and more expensive.
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Old October 15th, 2013, 11:38 PM   #5263
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London has the oyster which has been around since 2003 you just touch in when getting on a bus and then again when going through the barriers at the tube stations. Think bus fares on oyster are flat but vary for LU so you have to touch out
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Old November 12th, 2013, 07:11 PM   #5264
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You should be good at this.

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Old November 14th, 2013, 02:37 PM   #5265
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And this.

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Old November 18th, 2013, 02:24 PM   #5266
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While visiting the City of Toronto website for Union Station I noticed it mention that this station handles 250,000 passengers/day. That works out to 91,250,000 passengers/year. If that's accurate, that would make it busier than any airport in the world. Is it normal for large rail terminals to be busier than main airports? It also makes me wonder how many passengers the big rail hubs in Europe handle. Surely they're well past 100,000,000?


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Old November 18th, 2013, 06:22 PM   #5267
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I did some quick googling and comparing Waterloo SWT & Waterloo LU (Busiest Rail & Tube Stations (source TfL & Wiki)) with Heathrow and Gatwick
Waterloo SWT: 94.1 million
Waterloo LU: 57,000 (daily), 82 million (yearly)

Gatwick Airport: 34.2 (source Gatwick Website)
Heathrow Airport: 70.1 million (source Heathrow Website)

That's just some rough work but I guess in the case of Waterloo it's down the the number of people everyday who commute in from basically the entire south west and suburban London to work in the city
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Old November 19th, 2013, 02:35 AM   #5268
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Thanks so much. SWT and LU are two different modes of transportation out of the same station, Waterloo? So total yearly passengers at Waterloo would be 176.1 million? Btw, wouldn't 57,000/day translate to 20,805,000/year, not 82 million/year?
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Thanks so much. SWT and LU are two different modes of transportation out of the same station, Waterloo? So total yearly passengers at Waterloo would be 176.1 million? Btw, wouldn't 57,000/day translate to 20,805,000/year, not 82 million/year?
SWT is SouthWestTrains iirc, commuter rail.
LU is London Underground, i.e the Underground.
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Old November 19th, 2013, 04:59 PM   #5270
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Old November 19th, 2013, 06:04 PM   #5271
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SWT and LU are two different modes of transportation out of the same station, Waterloo?
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No. For instance I travelled through Waterloo twice yesterday, but would count 4 times if you add the LU and NR figures.
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Old November 19th, 2013, 11:16 PM   #5272
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Some of the SWT and LU Waterloo passengers are the same passengers, so it's not like "82+94= Waterloo total".

I would have thought that the airports had far fewer passengers. Even the bigger planes take AFAIK far fewer passengers than the trains...
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Old January 1st, 2014, 08:47 PM   #5273
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Happy new year tuby

The mystery of Aldwych tube station and the way it connects to the mainline of the present day Piccadilly line has taken an interesting twist with this interesting video of a guided tour of the station.



At 30' 56" there's a map of the whole station, quite a lot of which was never opened or finished. But Adlwych was clearly planned to be a big station when it was designed.

The guide also explains how the original plan was for the mainline to come from the north to end at Aldwych (Strand) as we know, so I'm very curious as to why the tunnels don't line up at Holborn.

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Old January 3rd, 2014, 12:41 AM   #5274
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Dear tubeman, Have you been to every single station?

also, about how long do you think it would take to ride the entire system on average (not necessarily the tube challenge record) taking in things such as average congestion.
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Old January 4th, 2014, 05:12 AM   #5275
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At 30' 56" there's a map of the whole station, quite a lot of which was never opened or finished.
That map is also on the Wikipedia page about Aldwych station
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Old January 4th, 2014, 05:47 PM   #5276
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Señor TubeMan:

We can make an updated list, with population data of the largest cities in the world still do not have this type of service (Metro / Urban Train).


I Have This, but are data 2007:


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ferguz

this cities need metro or subway:


Latin America:

Puebla
Guatemala City
San Salvador
Tegucigalpa
Managua
San José
Panama City 90% of Advance
Bogotá
Cali
Guayaquil
Quito Under Construction
Lima Already Finished Line 1, under Construction Line 2
Arequipa
Rosario
Cordoba
Salvador
La Habana




Europe:

Dulin
Manchester
Birminhgam
Liverpool
Zagreb
Belgrade
Vilnous
Malmo
Toulouse



Asia:

Tel Aviv
Beirut
Riyadh
Dubai
Kuwait City
Esfahan
Karachi
Lahore
Almaty
Bangalore
Jaipur
Lucknow
Dhaka
Chittatong
Ho Chi Minh City
Hanoi
Yakarta
Surabaya
Medan
Bandung
Cebu
Chengdu
Dalian
Fuzhou
Hangzhou
Qingdao
Kaohsiung


Africa:

Algiers
Casablanca
Rabat
Trípoli
Lagos
Johannesburg
Cape Town
Durban
Nairobi
Kinshasa
Harare
Dakar
Dar Es-Saalam



Oceania:

Brisbane
Perth
Adelaida
Auckland.
... btw, I update some Latin American Cities.


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Old January 4th, 2014, 06:42 PM   #5277
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Liverpool have MerseyRail and manchester has metrolink which is set to become the UKs largest tram network
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Old January 5th, 2014, 10:05 AM   #5278
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Dear tubeman, what is your opinion on Transport for London's policy of being required to purchase a second fare when transferring from bus to Tube? Here in Vancouver Canada, with the introduction of the new Compass card, we will be subject to a tax grab. Ever since the Olympics this city is getting more and more expensive.
Just need to correct you. If you use a pay-as-you-go card (Compass Cared in Vancouver) - the transfers will be free. If you pay on the bus with cash, then you will need to pay again to board the trains. It's a matter of technology, not really a cash grab. If you pay cash on the train, you can still get on the bus for free.

In England, there never has been any free transfer between bus and trains. And in most cases, no free transfer between buses either.
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Señor TubeMan:

We can make an updated list, with population data of the largest cities in the world still do not have this type of service (Metro / Urban Train).


I Have This, but are data 2007:




... btw, I update some Latin American Cities.


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Not sure the purpose of your list, but with Oceania all 4 of the cities you mentioned, vis Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide and Auckland have urban rail.

If you are talking a metro system then there are no cities in the whole of Oceania that have a metro system, though Sydney is preparing to build one from Chatswood to the north west of the city. From Chatswood to Epping they will take over the current heavy rail tunnel and convert to single deck metro and extend the line, in tunnel, on viaduct and on the ground from Epping to just beyond a suburb in the north west called Rouse Hill.
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Old January 7th, 2014, 12:00 PM   #5280
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Hey Tubey, I came across this:



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http://www.chegg.com/textbooks/londo...371-0711031371

I hadn't seen that cover before - was it an early draft?
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