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Old June 13th, 2007, 02:39 PM   #1
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MISC | Mind the Gap

I want to see the gaps between the train and the platform on other metro systems! Post pics of yours!

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Old June 13th, 2007, 09:03 PM   #2
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There's a Gap on top of the Hollywood and Highland subway station on the Los Angeles Metro's Red Line...sometimes I'll buy khakis from there.
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Old June 13th, 2007, 09:27 PM   #3
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in toronto we have signs that say mind the gap
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Old June 13th, 2007, 10:13 PM   #4
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London has signs, and a voice playing on a continuous loop that says "mind the gap" Kindof became a running joke between my brother and i while we were there
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Old June 13th, 2007, 10:25 PM   #5
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There's a Gap on top of the Hollywood and Highland subway station on the Los Angeles Metro's Red Line...sometimes I'll buy khakis from there.
Your wittiness astounds me.

Any pics of REAL gaps?
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Old June 13th, 2007, 10:32 PM   #6
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Your wittiness astounds me.

Any pics of REAL gaps?
Our platform gaps are not very wide as our system was built after the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act; all of our rail stations are wheelchair-accessible.
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Old June 13th, 2007, 10:33 PM   #7
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Our platform gaps are not very wide as our system was built after the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act; all of our rail stations are wheelchair-accessible.
Has the DDA ever heard of a ramp?

Anyway, what system is it?
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Old June 14th, 2007, 01:30 AM   #8
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Has the DDA ever heard of a ramp?

Anyway, what system is it?
What's DDA? Dance Dance Aerolution?
Our system in Los Angeles is called Metro Rail. There's not much of a gap:


Red Line at Union Station (Heavy Rail)


Gold Line at Union Station (Light Rail)
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Old June 14th, 2007, 02:09 AM   #9
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Sorry, it's called the Disability Discrimination Act here... I get too fussed with slagging it off I forget that it's not called that elsewhere!

Sorry but... what's the city that this Metro Rail is in?
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Sorry, it's called the Disability Discrimination Act here... I get too fussed with slagging it off I forget that it's not called that elsewhere!

Sorry but... what's the city that this Metro Rail is in?
Los Angeles, USA
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London has signs, and a voice playing on a continuous loop that says "mind the gap" Kindof became a running joke between my brother and i while we were there
London is the World Capital of Metro Gaps.
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Old June 14th, 2007, 03:11 AM   #12
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London is the World Capital of Metro Gaps.
Why, there are gaps in other countries too. It would be nice to see them yet no-one ever bloody posts here
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Old June 14th, 2007, 03:14 AM   #13
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sorry no gaps in Greece,but i think there is one station with kind of big gap in the very old over ground system..i'll try to find it
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Old June 14th, 2007, 03:44 AM   #14
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One gap in Greece?!?! The world has gone barmy. WHERE ARE ALL THE GAPS?
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Old June 14th, 2007, 08:53 AM   #15
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Gaps would tend to be found on older metro's which have curved platforms. Generally speaking they don't make curved platforms anymore, so late starters in the metro world would probably not have gaps. Also, cities that have grid systems on the streets and lines that run underneath (cut & cover) would also tend to be quite straight.
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Old June 14th, 2007, 09:31 AM   #16
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Paris metro has a lot of gaps

Sorry I didn't found picture with train





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Old June 14th, 2007, 04:56 PM   #17
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As I said in the subway bashing thread Singapore is a little bit strange about the gap in the MRT: I didn't see any curved platforms (are there any?) but in the train there is a "please mind the gap" annoucement before every station. Quite boring in fact.
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Old June 14th, 2007, 06:19 PM   #18
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As I said in the subway bashing thread Singapore is a little bit strange about the gap in the MRT: I didn't see any curved platforms (are there any?) but in the train there is a "please mind the gap" annoucement before every station. Quite boring in fact.
Is there any kind of gap? Like a step up or step down? Seems incredibly excessive to announce it at every station...

New York, Paris and London's systems are the best because they have stuff like... gaps!
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Old June 14th, 2007, 06:22 PM   #19
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London has signs, and a voice playing on a continuous loop that says "mind the gap" Kindof became a running joke between my brother and i while we were there
Remember the same voice from the HK metro...kinda anoying
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Old June 14th, 2007, 06:26 PM   #20
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It is "attention a la marche" in Paris.
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