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Old April 25th, 2006, 04:14 AM   #81
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1) Tokyo
2) Osaka
3) London
4) Paris
5) New York

After that, there are a number of cities that can compete.
It is a good list!
What do you think the ranking for Chicago commuter rail?
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Old April 25th, 2006, 05:19 AM   #82
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In Paris, as of the end of 2002, there were 1,160 miles of commuter rail lines (both underground and above ground) within the 8 zones of the Carte Orange (Paris travel card). Besides these 1,160 miles, there were also 131 miles of the well-known Métro (mostly underground).

Here is a map showing all commuter rail lines within the 8 zones of the Carte Orange (the Métro is not shown on the map):

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Old April 25th, 2006, 05:22 AM   #83
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This one map shows both the commuter rail lines and the Métro lines, but I am not sure it will display properly on your screens due to its complexity.

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Old April 25th, 2006, 05:25 AM   #84
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It is a good list!
What do you think the ranking for Chicago commuter rail?
Seriously... get a grip with reality. Chicago DOES NOT compete on the world stage. Many European and Asian cities have networks far superior to that of Chicago.

Even in the U.S., NYC significantly overshadows Chicago in commuter rail use.

Daily ridership in Chicago:
METRA: 300,000
The 'El': 500,000
Total: 800,000

Daily ridership in NYC:
Metro-North: 250,000
Long Island Railroad: 275,000
NJ Transit: 750,000
Subway: 4,500,000
Total: 5,775,000

Thats nearly 5 times the daily ridership in NYC than Chicago.
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Old April 25th, 2006, 08:32 AM   #85
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Chicago is indeed dwarfed by other cities in commuters.
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Old April 25th, 2006, 02:30 PM   #86
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Quote:
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1) Tokyo
2) Osaka
3) London
4) Paris
5) New York

After that, there are a number of cities that can compete.
no 2 Osaka..................? U are kidding right. never heard of it. sorry.

my list
1 London
2 NewYork
3 maybe Tokyo.
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Old April 25th, 2006, 05:12 PM   #87
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no 2 Osaka..................? U are kidding right. never heard of it. sorry.

my list
1 London
2 NewYork
3 maybe Tokyo.
You're kidding right?! You've never heard of Osaka? What rock are you living under?

Tokyo is definitely the undisputed leader in commuter rail transport, Osaka (the second largest metropolitan are in Japan) is definitely a contender:

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Old April 25th, 2006, 05:36 PM   #88
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I'd put it like this:

1. Tokyo
2. Osaka
3. Paris
4. London
5. Nagoya

Japan owns rail.
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Old April 26th, 2006, 02:23 AM   #89
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Looks like Tokyo to me.

oh, and ChicagoSkyline, please, just quit.
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Old April 26th, 2006, 04:16 AM   #90
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tokyo, london, paris, new york.

chicago? no chance, not even close, so many other cities networks dwarf.
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Old April 26th, 2006, 05:26 AM   #91
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Stop it with Chicago, please!
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Old April 26th, 2006, 05:31 AM   #92
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Stop it with Chicago, please!
He won't. He revels in the attention.

The only thing that works is
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Old April 27th, 2006, 03:25 AM   #93
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Good stuffs,guys, I would have to say that Chicago commuter is indeed nowhere around these great commuter rail cities mentioned so far, particularly Japanese cities!
Modz can feel free to shut it down now, I am afraid that Houston Jue is growing impatience!
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Old April 27th, 2006, 06:21 AM   #94
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What is Commuter Rail?

What is Regional Rail ?

What is MRT, Metro, or whatever you want to call it?


Take my city.

There is a very extensive "street-railway" system (fairly confidently, I would say the largest in the English-speaking world. There was only one serious competitor: Chicago!

We call them trams.

Melbourne has an interesting "suburban rail" system: as does our sister city Sydney.

Most of it is above ground, but in Sydney's case, there are long stretches which are not. In Melbourne's case, almost every train travels through 3 or 4 km of underground tunnel which has prompted the site Zen & The City Loop

In Sydney, double- decker trains run through tunnels beneath the city around a loop almost continuously ( 4 am thru noon till 2 am in the morning is the way I remember it). Is there anywhere else in the world where double-decker trains do this?
OUr tram network is the largest in the English speaking world & the world's third largest
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Old April 27th, 2006, 06:41 AM   #95
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OUr tram network is the largest in the English speaking world & the world's third largest
Cool! WTG mate!
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Old March 3rd, 2007, 07:14 PM   #96
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It would have to be Mumbai, and Mumbai's Suburban Railway System. It carries 6.1 million passengers per day.
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Old March 3rd, 2007, 11:36 PM   #97
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It would have to be Mumbai, and Mumbai's Suburban Railway System. It carries 6.1 million passengers per day.
That's amazing... Its not far short of the number of journeys for the entire UK (Tube+rail)
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Old March 4th, 2007, 12:07 AM   #98
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I am not sure it will display properly on your screens due to its complexity.
After seeing those of Tokyo, Osaka and London, no problem at all.
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Old March 4th, 2007, 12:11 AM   #99
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I would say that the list would go:

1) Mumbai
2) Tokyo
3) Delhi (metro included)
4) New York area
5) London

Remember, this is not a judgement of the length or beauty of the railways, it is one to show the commuter rail capital of the world.

While Mumbai's suburban rail is crude and uncomfortable, it is definately first in the world for ridership, and one of the best for timing, as trains arrive once every two minutes (one way) and are always on time.
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Old March 4th, 2007, 02:00 AM   #100
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No
Tokyo railway systems has about 40 million passenger per day
about 30 million excluding subway
It is far higher than Mumbai.
6.1 millions per day it is not that good exept if it is for all day and not only for workday
Paris metro + RER only it is about 8 million passengers per average workday.

The difference between Mumbai and Tokyo is the number of lines.
Tokyo has the biggest suburban system in the world with the busiest line (Tokaido line has 3.5 million passengers per day)
Mumbai has very busy lines but the system is not very big.
As I know the busiest line in Mumbai has 2.6 million passengers per day.

Tuberman Only 6 at 7 million passenger per day in entire U.K
It is not a bit low.
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