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Old October 7th, 2007, 08:09 AM   #41
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Hong Kong MTR Island Line: the adjacent stations of Wanchai and Causeway Bay are stacked. I assume the track between them is stacked, too.
Perhaps you may watch the Youtube Clip Part 3 to see why Wanchai and Causeway Bay are stacked.

If you say the weirdest MTR Station in HK, it would absoulty Sheung Wan Station, as this was also the terminus, Rumsey Station of the East Kowloon Line. This Line is still in planning and merged into the Sha Tin-Central Line.



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Old October 7th, 2007, 08:43 AM   #42
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i reckon shanghai's...look how overlaping it is...almost pointless

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Old October 7th, 2007, 05:02 PM   #43
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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).
Thanks for the hint!
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Old October 7th, 2007, 05:03 PM   #44
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"Yurikamome" of Tokyo is so, too.
Like in Naples, a loop to deal with a difference in altitude, I guess? This time probably due to the height of the Rainbow Bridge... Seems to provide a nice view from the train:

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Old October 7th, 2007, 07:34 PM   #45
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Hong Kong MTR Island Line: the adjacent stations of Wanchai and Causeway Bay are stacked. I assume the track between them is stacked, too.
That's not really special... It happens in London and Paris lots of times.

Bank station on the Central line it probably has the tightest curve for a metro station that i've ever seen...

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Old October 7th, 2007, 07:44 PM   #46
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Why not make the station straight?
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Old October 7th, 2007, 08:08 PM   #47
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If only life were so easy...
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Old October 7th, 2007, 08:09 PM   #48
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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.
Hey, that's your website? Pretty cool one. Came across it a while ago and thought it was well done. Didn't know it was yours though.
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Old October 8th, 2007, 12:09 AM   #49
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That's not really special... It happens in London and Paris lots of times.

Bank station on the Central line it probably has the tightest curve for a metro station that i've ever seen...

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I wouldn't be surprised though, if the curve of South Ferry station on the 1 in New York would be even tighter...
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Old October 8th, 2007, 12:27 AM   #50
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even this one... this is newcastle map... isnt it strange?

Not really... A 'panhandle' type service is easier to operate than a circle, as a circle has no terminus for service recovery so lost time cannot be made back up.

In Newcastle's example what could be quite a complex netwrok is efficiently run by just two lines.
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Hey, that's your website? Pretty cool one. Came across it a while ago and thought it was well done. Didn't know it was yours though.
I'm trying to do my best. But a great deal of the material is owing to an awful lot of people who contributed.
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I wouldn't be surprised though, if the curve of South Ferry station on the 1 in New York would be even tighter...
Ahh.. But South Ferry has 'gap fillers'

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In Bank you're left to fend for yourselves

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