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Old September 23rd, 2010, 10:30 PM   #741
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Where is it available? Only in Spain? Maybe somewhere online?
http://www.edicioneslalibreria.es/ti...id_product=521
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Old September 24th, 2010, 05:52 AM   #742
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The word "crazy" does not exit for the Madrid Metro. What else does this book include?
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Old September 24th, 2010, 01:46 PM   #743
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The book tells the story of the metro in Madrid, from projects that never saw the light, prior to the one finally held, through the initial ups and downs of the company, the first opening and the successive enlargements, up to the date on the subway met its first 90 years, last October 17, 2009.

It is illustrated with lots of photos, newspaper clippings, drawings, sketches, maps, brochures, posters and tickets from all times.

The structure of the book is to divide the 90 years of history into periods of five years. Each period is described in four pages, the latest of which is the subway map at the end of it. There is also a table with the open and closed stations and those that changed its name or line during the period.

I think it is a great book, the first one for sale in Spain about Madrid metro. So, it is written in Spanish.

This is the book cover:

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Old September 24th, 2010, 03:41 PM   #744
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By the look of things, in this book you can find on last pages a big map with the next metro projects for Madrid (This book will be on sale from this week).


It sounds crazy!




Most, if not all, of these plans have been introduced in the past already. The only new line that I can distinguish is the tangential one in the south-east. Unfortunately, the print's too small to read so I can't really make up whether it's supposed to be a heavy metro, light rail of suburban rail line.
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Old September 24th, 2010, 05:17 PM   #745
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A transversal line on the new estates in the SE of Madrid is on my pipedream for the only metro I have ridden.
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Old September 24th, 2010, 08:21 PM   #746
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Do you guys think that this line's gonna be successful? Those areas are not so populated.
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Old September 24th, 2010, 09:43 PM   #747
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In that map, all the extensions are full metro (conventional metro). But as I can read in that book, they are projects already drawn up or official promises waiting to be built.

Anyway, right now Madrid will be open soon around 12-15 new km (the stretch not plucked in the map). ;-)
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Old September 25th, 2010, 01:07 AM   #748
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Here are two proposed plans for a Metro in Gothenburg, Sweden. For more info got to Tunnelbanan som försvann (Swedish)


Plan from 1934


Plan from 1967
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Old September 27th, 2010, 02:41 PM   #749
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Where is it available? Only in Spain? Maybe somewhere online?
From today, this book is available online with international shipping: http://libros.fnac.es/a400972/Varios...To=0&Nu=2&Fr=0
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Old January 18th, 2011, 06:13 PM   #750
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Old January 18th, 2011, 07:14 PM   #751
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Some information about the Goldburg City Subway. Golburg is a city with a population of around probably 3 million. It also has an elevated tramway built in the 1920's, cbale cars like the ones in San Fran and a single tramline.
Subway trains are some where between LU and glasgow subway in size, just wide enough for some trains to have 2+1 transverse seating.
Part 1 the Red Yellow and Orange lines
The first line to be built was the city cirlcle (red line) in 1932. It has bored tunnels though these follow street patterns and run, close to the surface. Thefore it has sharp corners. Stations are also short allowing trains of only 5 short carriages to run, one of the busiest lines it sufers from overcrowding at peak times. The Yellow line known as the K & E opened in 1937 using some sections converted from mainline rail. Therefore several staions have a mainline apperance. The limited to service to Millers marsh runs over mainline tracks (from Kershaw onwards), as the Subway is narrow gauge the line here is dual gauge. The orange line opened in 1934 and was converted from the Dockers Tramway- which was in pratice cross between a tramway and a subway, and is still known by that name. It runs in two seperate sections, but originaly also ran between Northbank and Central terminus. Service on this section was terminated due to capacity issues. It is a single track line with passing places. It is due to be upgraded/ replaced in the future.
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Old January 18th, 2011, 09:18 PM   #752
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Is it "Golburg" or "Goldburg"?

Can't really tell from your map, either, since it uses both names...

I don't think the sharp corner / bored tunnel combination would work in reality. Bored tunnels don't really tend to make sharp corners, as the TBM's that are used to construct them are usually too bulky for it.
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Old January 19th, 2011, 01:15 AM   #753
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Woops it's Goldburg- should have spell checked, sack the printers! I thought the central line on the lu had some sharp bends? If not i suppose it will have to be cut and cover.

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Old January 19th, 2011, 07:52 AM   #754
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I think Goldburg must be somewhere near Memphis, TN, perhaps in the US state of Mississippi. I'm basing that off the Graceland stations that appear in the north of the city, and Mississippi is immediately to the south of Memphis. If so, the G.C.S. is just one of a few interstate subways in the US (PATH, PATCO and St Louis Metrolink are the others that come to mind).

With a population of 3 million, Goldburg is actually about the same population as all of Mississippi, so maybe I'm mistaken as to its location. Someone correct me on this, as I'm a bit confused.

I am quite angry and perplexed as to why Millers Marsh can't get regular service on the subway like the rest of the system. This is an outrage. Also, are there any plans to connect Redwood and Redwood North? Or are there any obstacles in the way? It seems these two neighborhoods should have some service between them instead of having people rely on buses or having to go around and change trains downtown.

I also don't like how they decided to spell Esplanade in Goldburg.
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Old January 19th, 2011, 06:16 PM   #755
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No its on an island somewhere with a name i've yet to come up with. In Reality the two Redwood stations are fairly close to each other, prob. a five minute walk, not seen as justifable money wise to connect them, and other plans expansions and improvements take priority. Some of the spelling is poor and a new printers will probably have to be found. Most service between Kershaw and Millers Marsh is overground commuter trains and there isn't the capacity to add more subway trains.
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Not a subway map but the bottom half of a fantasy island. Bit of a WIP. The large city of Goldburg has various transits systems but these are only on paper at the momnet, let me know what you think
This map shows the location of Goldburg (bottom left)
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Old January 19th, 2011, 07:58 PM   #757
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Old January 22nd, 2011, 09:17 PM   #758
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Old February 1st, 2011, 04:51 AM   #759
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Hey everyone! I have been reading this thread for a long time but have never posted. I must say, I am just so so impressed with everyones work! Its incredible the things you all do.

I have a couple questions...

I am really really interested in doing a map like this for the city in which I live, but when I have tried to do it myself, I got very overwhelmed quickly!

Does anyone have any suggestions as to what the first step in doing something like this should even be? I have laid out light rail lines in google earth already, but haven't drawn a map for them. I am really itching to start on the underground metro, but thats where i get totally lost. Besides me having some ideas where I would want stations, I dont really have a clue as to beyond that.

I understand this isn't a help thread, so if a few of you would be so kind to PM me with suggestions, tips or questions about what I'm thinking, I would be very appreciative!

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Old February 1st, 2011, 08:00 AM   #760
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And as it might be in 2100

Russians may have very good eyesight, but how can you expect any foreigners to read this?
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