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Old September 1st, 2012, 06:01 PM   #161
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Does anyone here classify DF's metro system as "light metro"? The trains used are of narrow profile stock around 2.5 m width unlike heavy capacity trains that are more than 3 m width.

Nevertheless, I really like the mapping scheme and the use of symbols to represent a station.
If I remember correctly, it was in 2002 that Oscar de la Hoya pronounced that it was no featherweight metro, but definitely not one of the heavyweight variety. I think the conclusion was extrapolated that he believed it to be a welterweight metro, though he never said so himself. It would be interesting if Manny Pacquiao has an opinion about this.
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If I remember correctly, it was in 2002 that Oscar de la Hoya pronounced that it was no featherweight metro, but definitely not one of the heavyweight variety. I think the conclusion was extrapolated that he believed it to be a welterweight metro, though he never said so himself. It would be interesting if Manny Pacquiao has an opinion about this.
I'm not sure if Pacquiao has ridden DF's metro. But best way to classify is is between medium to heavy capacity.

Mexico City's metro does use narrow profile rolling stock but has around 6 car config.

As long as overcrowded isn't a problem especially during rush hours.
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Old September 2nd, 2012, 01:31 PM   #163
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But the metro here IS overcroweded.





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Few thoughts about Metro de Mexico
As you guys can see from my pics, i did take pictures mostly in time when there were less people, and that is beacuse rush hours are kind of "specific" time in the metro system.
I spend 3 weeks in this country and never experienced anything bad, or unkind, but here. I didnt belive what you can see on TV or read on internet about how bad and dangerous Mexico is. All Mexicans i met, nevermind if that was a person on the street, who i asked for directions, or the street vendor, or a passanger on the bus or the guest from the neighbour table in restaurant - everyone was just great. Only in the metro cars in Mexico everyone seemed to be from a different planet. People didnt moved toward the middle of the car to let more persons get in, they pushed when they wanted to leave the train, and didnt even bother to say "excuse me" or "sorry". This was very WEIRD, because all those men and women were normal at the plattform and became litterary 'jerks' inside the trains. Why is that? I dont know.
It felt as if they were bewitched only inside the trains.





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I find smaller places, even tiny ones, more often to be FAR more dangerous than larger ones.
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It's a pity, the art works around metro stations arent so often. It has a lot of space that could be nicely used for this kind of art.



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Are the pictograms still necessary? I understand maybe 20 years ago, but Mexico nowadays has almost universal literacy.
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I think this is now more like a game, sort of traditional thing, that remained and that is really cool. I always loved those pictograms. Even more - in Fukuoka - Japan - they use this also.
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The font to their signage there is also pleasing.
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Yup, the font is also interesting





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