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Old April 21st, 2012, 08:22 AM   #841
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I'm not such a fan of the Blue Line. On a southbound train, I was panhandled once. On the northbound return trip, I was panhandled twice more. I've been panhandled near transit stations in other cities, but not on the trains.
This is simply part of the experience of riding the Ghetto Blue. I'm sorry but you haven't experienced the whole Blue Line experience unless you've been panhandled a few times, someone try to sell you something, loud discussions about awkward topics, have a dude blast some rap music, or have a girl try to get some guy to leave her alone.
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Old April 21st, 2012, 09:13 AM   #842
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oh yeah the Blue Line. I guess that's a good idea if you need to score coke in Compton. I remember Tom Cruise and Jamie Foxx had quite an adventure on it in "Collateral."

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Old April 21st, 2012, 07:16 PM   #843
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GemKqzILV4w&ob=av2n

I believe this is in LA?
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Old April 21st, 2012, 09:42 PM   #844
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oh yeah the Blue Line. I guess that's a good idea if you need to score coke in Compton. I remember Tom Cruise and Jamie Foxx had quite an adventure on it in "Collateral."

Actually, this looks like Harbor Freeway Station on the Green Line, but they used the Blue Line Nippon Cars.
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Old April 22nd, 2012, 04:11 AM   #845
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Actually, this looks like Harbor Freeway Station on the Green Line, but they used the Blue Line Nippon Cars.
He he, I saw that movie recently. It was supossed to be the blue line, don't know if it was actually the blue line, but it was supossed to be it. They take the train at 7th street, from an entrance that was aparently direct from an skyscraper lobby, does that entrance exist? Then they fight and shoot in an empty train for a few stations until they get to this station where the movie ends.

I think they show the name of the station where that scene is supossed to happen but I don't remember.
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Old April 22nd, 2012, 05:03 AM   #846
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I'm not such a fan of the Blue Line. On a southbound train, I was panhandled once. On the northbound return trip, I was panhandled twice more. I've been panhandled near transit stations in other cities, but not on the trains.
The second time I visited NYC, there was a lady who panhandled entire subway cars. Said her little spiel, insulted us for being selfish when no one gave her anything, moved on to the next car.

It happens.
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Old April 23rd, 2012, 04:55 AM   #847
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Yeah, that looks like Blue Line at Metro Center, the situs of "Collateral" and "The Italian Job."



Here are a few other music videos that have scenes in the country's most beautiful subway (note that the Pussycat Dolls board a Brooklyn-bound L train at North Hollywood)






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Old April 23rd, 2012, 05:41 AM   #848
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He he, I saw that movie recently. It was supossed to be the blue line, don't know if it was actually the blue line, but it was supossed to be it. They take the train at 7th street, from an entrance that was aparently direct from an skyscraper lobby, does that entrance exist? Then they fight and shoot in an empty train for a few stations until they get to this station where the movie ends.

I think they show the name of the station where that scene is supossed to happen but I don't remember.
This is one of the entrances to the 7th street Metro Center.



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Old April 23rd, 2012, 05:45 AM   #849
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The video illustrates the congestion that will exist at Metro Center with both the Blue Line and the Expo Line reversing there. A Blue Line train can be seen ahead of the Expo Line train at Pico. The Expo Line train ends up waiting in the tunnel because both platforms at Metro Center are already occupied.

I had expected the trains to have traffic signal priority on the western end of the Expo Line, or at least for the traffic lights to be synchronized with the trains. The video seems to show the trains waiting at most intersections.
In the future that shouldn't be a problem with the extension of the Blue Line to the Gold Line (Regional Connector).

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Old April 24th, 2012, 12:48 AM   #850
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On my recent excursion from Pasadena to Redondo Beach, the potential light rail traffic jam at the merge point for the Blue and Aqua/Expo Lines was already evident. On both the southbound and northbound legs of my excursion, there was an Aqua/Expo Line train waiting as my Blue Line train passed. The Aqua/Expo Line will open next weekend, and the line will be completed to Santa Monica in 2015, but the downtown connector won't be completed until 2018 or 2020, so the situation will get worse before it gets better.
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Old April 24th, 2012, 05:36 PM   #851
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He he, I saw that movie recently. It was supossed to be the blue line, don't know if it was actually the blue line, but it was supossed to be it. They take the train at 7th street, from an entrance that was aparently direct from an skyscraper lobby, does that entrance exist? Then they fight and shoot in an empty train for a few stations until they get to this station where the movie ends.

I think they show the name of the station where that scene is supossed to happen but I don't remember.
It's definitely Harbor Freeway Station. You can see the freeway connectors in the back ground, and I've stood next to that support to the left of the picture, which supports an HOV Direct-Connector Ramp.
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Old April 26th, 2012, 07:10 AM   #852
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oh yeah the Blue Line. I guess that's a good idea if you need to score coke in Compton. I remember Tom Cruise and Jamie Foxx had quite an adventure on it in "Collateral."

Yep, definitely green line Harbor Freeway. Took this today:
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Quite a misleading map to throw some bus lines in the same map as subway/light-rail lines without any major graphic distinction to reflect the inferiority of buses in relate to rail.

Ditto for not distinguishing full metro from light-rail with grade crossings.
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Quite a misleading map to throw some bus lines in the same map as subway/light-rail lines without any major graphic distinction to reflect the inferiority of buses in relate to rail.

Ditto for not distinguishing full metro from light-rail with grade crossings.

They have a legend for that.

But perhaps some were just born to complain.
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Quite a misleading map to throw some bus lines in the same map as subway/light-rail lines without any major graphic distinction to reflect the inferiority of buses in relate to rail.

Ditto for not distinguishing full metro from light-rail with grade crossings.
1) It isn't even an official Metro Map, so you fail.
2) The system is called "Metro Rail" Light Rail and HRT Metro are both rail so thus you fail again.
3) The average user doesn't care about the difference. Stating HRT and LRT as different on maps just makes it confusing for people and really it's just rail-fan/Transit-geek nitpicking. I know allot of people that think the Gold Line and Red Line use the same kind of trains. Especially since the Gold Line to East LA has a 2 mile subway segment that acts just like the Red Line.

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http://www.metro.net/riding_metro/ma...s/rail_map.gif
As you can see, BRT has boxes and are shown as such on all stations and maps.
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Quite a misleading map to throw some bus lines in the same map as subway/light-rail lines without any major graphic distinction to reflect the inferiority of buses in relate to rail.

Ditto for not distinguishing full metro from light-rail with grade crossings.
Yeah because the key clearly doesn't say that the Orange and Silverlines are busways.

Good attempt though.
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