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Old July 13th, 2008, 08:31 AM   #501
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Yes, the Toronto subway is massively under built. To put things in perspective, the City of Madrid and the City of Toronto have roughly the same population and land area. Madrid's subway is 282 km while the Toronto subway is 69 km.

Toronto, at the bare minimum, needs double the track it has now. I live in central Toronto near the waterfront and I can't take a subway downtown. I have to take a bus north 20 blocks, travelling away from downtown, before I hit track. Only then can I travel east. Then I switch to a southbound track to back track towards the lake again.

Completely absurd! I live directly west of downtown, but the only direction you can travel by subway from downtown is north! You can't go east or west, diagonal, nothing. The ridiculous part is that many Torontonians think the subway is fine the size it is.
This is what I dislike about our subway network too. Why, oh why hasn't a subway along Queen-Lakeshore been built yet? The people saying Bloor-Danforth is the downtown's east-west line, are nuts . Better-than-bus, or streetcar for that matter, is so desperately needed down here from Cliffside to Long Branch.

It's a shame for me that in order to get into the city via transit I need to take a bus all the way south to Dundas and head across to access the subway @Islington. This can take at least 90 minutes on a good day with another 40 mins sojourn on the metro. If an Eglinton Line was built out to Pearson, I could easy well slash that commuting time in half, and via the subway be in the core within 45 mins. These are the types of improvement in customer service the TTC should look at before hiking fares. Tell me is it fair we're paying more now for the same or even worsening quality of service?
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Old July 16th, 2008, 05:49 AM   #502
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I've been working on a fantasy rail system for a fantasy city for a while now.

There's no key so far, but the thicker coloured lines are for metro trains while the thin black lines are for commuter/suburban rail type trains. Stations with the "National Rail" logo are ones where commuter/suburban rail trains stop. I think everything else is pretty self-explanatory. Trying to think up of names for each different line that isn't just "Blue Line", "Red Line" etc.



The train system is for the city I've drawn below. The rail lines are the pink/purple lines. Motorways are red.



Sorry the images are so big, the city spreads quite widely east-west. The scale of the map at the size it's shown below is around 1cm-1km. So it's about 70 km east-west. I reckon the population would be around 5 millionish.
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Old July 16th, 2008, 07:22 AM   #503
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Oh my God. You really put some effort in there.

Well done mate, I'm really impressed. You should sell that to Dubai!
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Old July 16th, 2008, 07:46 AM   #504
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It's far too realistic for Dubai! LOL
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Old July 17th, 2008, 12:03 AM   #505
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This is one I made for Toronto's subway (based on existing rails and other people's proposals). didn't put too much work into this, but you get the general idea.
Nice ideas monkeyronin! My plan included a brown heavty rail loop in the DT like yours only it's a little more north since it ran under Spadina, Dundas, Bay, and then Davenport! I too had a Bay Avenue Road route! If only this would come true..
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Old July 17th, 2008, 12:28 AM   #506
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Heres a map that I have made for a city that i made in Simcity...
Its roughly geographically accurate hence the 45. angles...also something that I have missed out is that the stations that are marked at interchange stations but appear with only one line is a Main Line interchange...

also where the 9th Avenue and East End Line run along side each other, they share the tracks rather than just being two separate lines. The whole system is underground...but some elevated and surface proposals are in progress...
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Old July 17th, 2008, 09:54 PM   #507
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The one I did for my city (half a million ppl)
[IMG]http://i37.************/zxp837.png[/IMG]

The black lines are bus corridors, and some of them really are under construction.

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Old August 2nd, 2008, 03:28 PM   #508
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Here's the commuter rail system for my fictional city (Hinto) and its metro area:



MHTA (Metropolitan Hinto Transit Authority) is the agency that runs the metro system. I don't have all the details worked out for the metro yet.
wow, that looks so realistic!
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Old December 16th, 2008, 05:10 AM   #509
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A modified version of the CityRail network. Unlikely to ever happen...

It's mainly Suburban Heavy Rail with Metro Lines in other densely populated areas. There is about 70 new stations more than the current CityRail map.


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hey deanh, what software did you use to make that map?
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Old March 21st, 2009, 09:00 AM   #510
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- Just used Macromedia Fireworks (old as!)





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Old March 24th, 2009, 12:01 AM   #511
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This thread is cool

I did some imaginary maps long time ago, so here are two examples.


I. A map inspired by NYCsubway, no station names, other names are imaginary language, inspired by Hungarian


II. This map is a tram network, no names. There are also three subway lines. Inspired roughly by the layout of Czech city of Brno.
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Old March 24th, 2009, 11:19 PM   #512
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Here is a modification of the Chicago CTA I made. It includes the following improvments:
-Circle (Teal) Line
-A Kedzie Street Subway (Black Line)
-Extensions of the Yellow, Red, Orange, & Green Lines.

O what a system if would be.

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Old May 31st, 2009, 06:27 PM   #513
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I have been planning an extension to the Athens system with more than 254 miles to beat both London and Shanghai by route length. Alongside that there would be artificial islands to recreate maps from my favourite video games.

Here is my draft:

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I used Google Earth Pro and is there a tool so I can make good curves and represent lines shared by many lines properly?

Thanks.
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Old June 1st, 2009, 12:16 AM   #514
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^ I am not sure if there is a function on Google Earth..

I think I am going to start making one with Fireworks
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Old June 3rd, 2009, 03:18 AM   #515
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Thank goodness for you guys. I always used to feel so lonely when I drew up maps but now I see there are some other fantasy planners. I will try to post some maps later which I drew for friends but what I mainly have to say is 'Great Job!"
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Old June 6th, 2009, 09:20 AM   #516
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For those who don't know, this is Ahmedabad, a city in western India with 5 million people but no Rapid Transit System.

I have a better PDF version of this map, the jpeg-ifying made it worse
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Old June 13th, 2009, 08:22 PM   #517
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Seems like nobody comes on this thread anymore...
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Old June 14th, 2009, 12:01 AM   #518
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I do. It's inspired me to do my own. I'm thinking of creating a virtual city based on a map of Wuhan, Hubei that I had on my computer. Having to put it all onto Fireworks and I'll be doing it as part of my summer project to whittle away my spare time!
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Old June 14th, 2009, 10:53 AM   #519
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I made this map on AutoCAD, and it is far simpler than Fireworks, if you know the commands.

Finish it up fast and put it up.

Bye the way, are you from Tehran?

If you are, try making a better map of the Tehran city Metro itself, I've not seen a good map of Tehran Metro.
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Old June 14th, 2009, 12:49 PM   #520
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Artist Graeme Currie's version of the Merseyrail map:

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