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Old September 17th, 2007, 12:57 PM   #21
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So what? Happens more often than you think: Newcastle, Vancouver, Napoli...
That's the typical complainative attitude to things here when something isn't liked. But still, its not an official map. And as Ignoramus said, the line may not be operated as one. Originally, the blue downtown line was 3 separate lines. And part of the loop was an extension to the circle line when announced (10 terminus to Chinatown stretch).
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Old September 17th, 2007, 03:12 PM   #22
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Lille's network has a weird stretch in Roubaix, it's meant to connect line 2 to line R :
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Old September 17th, 2007, 05:53 PM   #23
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Speaking of a weird stretch of metro which is now no longer with us...

[IMG]http://i12.************/65z2jy1.jpg[/IMG]

Epping-Ongar, which was the easternmost outpost of the Central Line, was a very bizarre artefact from former Great Eastern Railway days. It was single track (the double track ended at Epping) and therefore was never able to provide a metro-type service and so worked as a shuttle with one train serving the two intermediate stations at North Weald and Blake Hall (the latter closed in the 1980's as it was being used by less than 10 commuters per day). It was the last steam-operated passenger route by London Transport (until 1956), and was completely rural in nature with the large village of Ongar being the only built-up area along the route.

It finally bit the dust in 1994 when the track became too poor and it was too expensive to replace considering the meagre 70 commuters per day which passed through Ongar and North Weald stations.

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Old September 17th, 2007, 06:02 PM   #24
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Old September 17th, 2007, 06:12 PM   #25
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Old September 17th, 2007, 06:48 PM   #26
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Any bend where passing trains emit deafening squeals.
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Old September 19th, 2007, 10:18 AM   #27
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Any bend where passing trains emit deafening squeals.
not to mention, having 4 of these sharp, squealing bends on the same line....Toronto's Yonge-University-Spadina line....

while we're at it...How about Toronto's having 4 interchange stations in a row (Yonge, Bay, St. George, Spadina...though Bay is not being used as an interchange anymore) for two lines...
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as Ignoramus said, the line may not be operated as one. Originally, the blue downtown line was 3 separate lines. And part of the loop was an extension to the circle line when announced (10 terminus to Chinatown stretch).
With respect to Singapore's downtown line...actually, the loop makes sense to me...brings alot of people into and around the downtown area...

it would be interesting if the line could also be designed to operate in two ways...the full line "twist-tie" design (as shown on the map), as well as splitting it into two lines...a downtown circle line and an easterly-westerly line connecting the airport to Bukit Panjang....

It could operate as a single line or two separate lines during different hours of the day.....


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Old September 20th, 2007, 05:58 AM   #28
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The BART spur to SFO is unusual, but does make sense. Its only real drawback is that it would probably become a bottleneck if they ever had more than one train every ~5 minutes or so... something that's unlikely to happen unless BART gets extended further south. I've been told a July blizzard in downtown Miami has a greater chance of happening in the next century, so it's probably ok.

At worst, they might someday have to make the SFO BART station two-story, and build a second set of tracks above the existing ones... using the lower tracks for southbound/outbound trains, and the new upper tracks & platform for northbound/inbound trains (so trains would only cross another train's path one time... either right before entering the station, or right after pulling out of the station)
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Old September 26th, 2007, 04:13 AM   #29
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the oslo station on the first page was really weird.
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Old October 6th, 2007, 09:22 PM   #30
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what do you thnk about this??? isnt it ugly??




for me its one of the uglyests metro rutes
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Old October 6th, 2007, 09:22 PM   #31
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What's with the Line 1 loop?
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Old October 6th, 2007, 09:23 PM   #32
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why should a line cross itself? its stupid!! i'm talking about line 1
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Old October 6th, 2007, 09:30 PM   #33
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why should a line cross itself? its stupid!! i'm talking about line 1
The line crosses itself as it is climbing up a cliff. It circles inside the cliff to get to the top, then it runs back down into town. The name "Collinare" means hill or something to that effect. There are actually rail lines through the Rockies and the Alps that coil onto themselves to get enough gradient to climb some pretty steep ascents.
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Old October 6th, 2007, 09:32 PM   #34
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I believe it's to do with the steep incline there. From memory, to climb the incline it needs to do a loop and through a steep tunnel (5.5%). However, it shouldn't be in the map. It's probably on the official map because unlike London's map, Naples is more geographical.

The loop is quite logical when you know why it's there.
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Old October 6th, 2007, 09:42 PM   #35
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i see... ok then... what about M1 in bucuresti?



it could easy be a circle line... couldnt it?
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Old October 6th, 2007, 09:45 PM   #36
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even this one... this is newcastle map... isnt it strange?

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Old October 6th, 2007, 09:54 PM   #37
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?? I see urban loops here. That's not strange. Circle lines have been very popular in urban rail. Not everything should radiate from the center like spokes in a wheel.
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Old October 7th, 2007, 03:27 AM   #38
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There are currently 17 circle lines and 12 pan-shaped loops in operation in 22 cities worldwide. They can enhance the usability of a network of radial lines.

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Old October 7th, 2007, 06:05 AM   #39
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Great list, though you're missing the loop at the end of Los Angeles' Blue Line (5th St., 1st St., Transit Mall, and Pacific stations).
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Old October 7th, 2007, 07:06 AM   #40
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"Yurikamome" of Tokyo is so, too.







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