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Old May 15th, 2007, 11:51 AM   #41
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What do you think of Mexico City's metro system???
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Old May 16th, 2007, 05:43 PM   #42
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What happend no one liked my thread or the pictures???
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Old May 16th, 2007, 05:46 PM   #43
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Sorry! i'll reply! The trains look like Paris' trains, were they built by the same manufacturer?
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Old May 17th, 2007, 05:48 AM   #44
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Some not all.

75% of the trains are build in Mexico.
10% Build in France
7% in Spain CF
5% in Canada Bombardier
3% in in other parts.
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Old May 17th, 2007, 06:05 AM   #45
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Without a doubt Latin America's premier metro.

Thanks for the photos.
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Old May 17th, 2007, 06:17 AM   #46
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Without a doubt Latin America's premier metro.

Thanks for the photos.
Buenos Aires' metro system was considered the oldest in Latin America. Line A was opened in 1913.

http://www.urbanrail.net/am/buen/buenos-aires.htm

As for Mexico City's metro system, they are unique for using symbols to represent a station. I have never been to Mexico City but I heard that there is an Aztec ruins somewhere at the Pino Suarez staton.
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Old May 17th, 2007, 06:31 AM   #47
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What percentage of the population actually use the train? As far as the train very clean and modern....
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Old May 17th, 2007, 07:05 AM   #48
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What percentage of the population actually use the train? As far as the train very clean and modern....
About 19 million during the day max.

Sometimes one single line can transport more than 2 million a day.
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Old May 17th, 2007, 07:10 AM   #49
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Buenos Aires' metro system was considered the oldest in Latin America. Line A was opened in 1913.

http://www.urbanrail.net/am/buen/buenos-aires.htm

As for Mexico City's metro system, they are unique for using symbols to represent a station. I have never been to Mexico City but I heard that there is an Aztec ruins somewhere at the Pino Suarez staton.
Yes as a matter of fact during the construction of the Metro they discover quite a few ruins and items the natives used.

During the 70's and 80's Mex City Metro stations looked like museums.
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Old May 17th, 2007, 08:23 AM   #50
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About 19 million during the day max.

Sometimes one single line can transport more than 2 million a day.

^Very heavy dependent transportation system. Also is there like a day pass so you can use all 12 lines. Or do you pay as you go basis.
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Old May 17th, 2007, 09:21 AM   #51
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^Very heavy dependent transportation system. Also is there like a day pass so you can use all 12 lines. Or do you pay as you go basis.
There is something called a smarth card, u buy it of the amount u desire, or buy a ticket every time u uise it.

*Its easier if u just swip ur card to get in.
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Old May 17th, 2007, 09:36 AM   #52
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Buenos Aires' metro system was considered the oldest in Latin America. Line A was opened in 1913.
I meant "premier" not as first but as "top"

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Old May 17th, 2007, 09:47 PM   #53
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Mexico's metro is the cheapest in the world. I have been there a couple of years ago, it's a super system, but it can be too busy sometimes and there are a lot of pick-pockets. I was able to catch some trying to steel my wallet. You have to be very vigilant.
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There is something called a smarth card, u buy it of the amount u desire, or buy a ticket every time u uise it.

*Its easier if u just swip ur card to get in.

With the same swipe card your also able to get on regular buses. Or it's mainly use for metro and it's 12 lines. I was very young when we went to Mex City and we got on the train. I vaguely remember the kaos to board and exit. Thanks for the info!!!
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Old May 18th, 2007, 09:50 AM   #55
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Yes.
The same swipe card works for the
Metro
MetroBus
Light Train
Suuburban Train
Rugular city bus.
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It seems that some of the lines use overhead power (like subways in Spain) or 3rd rail (typical of most subways world wide).

Which lines have which type of power distribution system?

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I meant "premier" not as first but as "top"

It's all good man. Off topic but HK's metro systems use overhead wires and not third rail.

Anyway, here's one Metro station with a Parisian feel to it

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Old May 18th, 2007, 05:21 PM   #58
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It seems that some of the lines use overhead power (like subways in Spain) or 3rd rail (typical of most subways world wide).

Which lines have which type of power distribution system?

By the way Mexico City Metro uses rubber tired and steel trains.
All 10 lines are rubber tired trains exept for line A which is steel as well as the light train.
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Old May 19th, 2007, 06:59 AM   #59
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It seems that some of the lines use overhead power (like subways in Spain) or 3rd rail (typical of most subways world wide).

Which lines have which type of power distribution system?

All lines use 3rd rail, except line A (overhead power).
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Old May 19th, 2007, 10:45 AM   #60
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I really like this system. It's simple, unpretentious, but still huge and impressive. Plus it has one of the most striking typefonts any system uses - looks quite futuristic to me.
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