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Old January 5th, 2008, 12:58 AM   #81
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We have the same problem in Miami with Tri-Rail and Metrorail. Downtown Miami (served by Metrorail) is booming for nightlife, but Tri-Rail (which runs up to Fort Lauderdale & West Palm Beach) quits running long before midnight, and the last north and southbound Metrorail trains leave at Midnight. For a while, MDTA hemorrhaged cash running Metrorail once per hour all night (7 days/week... with almost no riders to speak of during the week), then threw out the baby with the bathwater and stopped doing it.
Not a real subway, but doesn't Miami's Metromover run all night on its downtown loop?
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Old January 5th, 2008, 08:30 PM   #82
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athens metro line1 was open 24/7 and metro lines 2 n 3 were closing at 3 o'clock i quess untill 5 in the morning during the olympic games of athens and for 1month after that i think.. today athens tram is open 24hours in friday till sunday... there are also many bus lines 24/7 in athens nowadays.
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Old January 7th, 2008, 11:25 PM   #83
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Stockholm, Sweden starting this summer will have a 24/7 subway during the weekends -- impressive given our size. In addition they are also considering making the commuter trains 24/7 on weekends starting maybe next year (already now starting in August they're going to get one more departure during the weekends).
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Old January 8th, 2008, 01:20 AM   #84
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German Wikipedia gives a hint that Vienna's S-Bahn has night service on weekends. London has a special pitfall for airline passengers with early flights: the tube starts as late as 7:30 on Sunday mornings.

Conclusion from this thread so far:

24/7: New York, Chicago, Philadelphia (PATCO), London (Thameslink), Miami (Metromover)

24/3 (Thu, Fri, Sat): Copenhagen

24/2 (Fri, Sat): Athens, Berlin, Bilbao, Hamburg, Rhine-Ruhr (S-Bahn), Vienna (S-Bahn)

24/1 (Sat): Barcelona

Planned: Stockholm 24/2 (2008), Barcelona 24/2 (spring 2008), Vancouver 24/7 (during 2010 Olympics)

Any other cities?
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Old January 8th, 2008, 02:26 AM   #85
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In Warsaw metro is opened entire Friday and Saturday nights. "Regurally" it works from 5 am till midnight.
http://www.metro.waw.pl/page.php?id=17
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Old January 8th, 2008, 06:27 AM   #86
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German Wikipedia gives a hint that Vienna's S-Bahn has night service on weekends. London has a special pitfall for airline passengers with early flights: the tube starts as late as 7:30 on Sunday mornings.

Conclusion from this thread so far:

24/7: New York, Chicago, Philadelphia (PATCO), London (Thameslink), Miami (Metromover)

24/3 (Thu, Fri, Sat): Copenhagen

24/2 (Fri, Sat): Athens, Berlin, Bilbao, Hamburg, Rhine-Ruhr (S-Bahn), Vienna (S-Bahn)

24/1 (Sat): Barcelona

Planned: Stockholm 24/2 (2008), Barcelona 24/2 (spring 2008), Vancouver 24/7 (during 2010 Olympics)

Any other cities?
What an excellent summary. Isn't it odd that all of the 24/7 systems (except thameslink) seem to be in the USA, a country which is generally regarded as having poorer transit than the rest of the world. I have to say though, I do think it's generally rather wasteful to run a system anything more than 24/2 - people don't really take the metro at 3:00 midweek do they?

The only thing that you should do to that list is also include for each city that doesn't run 24/7 the normal runnings hours of the trains, to give an impression of how long the gap is between service end and start.
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Old January 9th, 2008, 01:35 AM   #87
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Metromover Miami isn't open 24/7 !!!!
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Old January 9th, 2008, 01:45 AM   #88
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yeah, Miami Metromover runs from 5 am to midnight:
http://www.co.miami-dade.fl.us/transit/hours.asp

How about a list of metros that offer the least service?

According to Wikipedia, the Lima Metro in Peru runs 7 days a week from 6 am to 6 pm.
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Old January 9th, 2008, 02:34 AM   #89
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I have heard of metro systems that are completely closed on Sundays but I don't remember which.
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Old January 9th, 2008, 02:39 AM   #90
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What an excellent summary. Isn't it odd that all of the 24/7 systems (except thameslink) seem to be in the USA, a country which is generally regarded as having poorer transit than the rest of the world.
But in the US they seem to have the best understanding of service in general. Look at all those "We never close" supermarkets even in small villages.
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Old January 13th, 2008, 09:39 AM   #91
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Philadelphia 24/7

In addition to the Patco subway, Philadelphia also has multiple "green line" subway/surface routes that run 24/7
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Old January 13th, 2008, 03:59 PM   #92
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In Valencia Renfe commuter line C2 offers non stop service between 5:30 on Saturdays till 23:00 on Sundays. Metro only runs till midnight
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Old January 13th, 2008, 09:49 PM   #93
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At the weekends, Barcelona metro is open from Saturday at 5am to Sunday at midnight: 35 hour non stop. All lines: 9 lines, trains every 15 minutes from midnight to 5am.
In Barcelona-Sant Boi-Molí Nou line every 20 minutes.
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Old June 2nd, 2008, 05:14 AM   #94
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Tokyo? Surely Tokyo must have 24/7 service.
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Old June 2nd, 2008, 05:27 AM   #95
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That's really shocking!
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Hong Kong has 24 hour metro service (except the Airport Express, MTR East Rail Line Lo Wu and Lok Ma Chau Stations and the Light Rail) on the following days.

-- Lunar New Year's Eve
-- Second Day of the Lunar New Year
-- Chinese National Day (October 1)
-- Mid-Autumn/Fall's Eve
-- Chirstmas Eve
-- New Year's Eve

Please add if I've count less.
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Old June 2nd, 2008, 08:39 AM   #98
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São Paulo has 24 hours services at special days, such as new year and "Virada Cultural". After some holidays, lines 1, 2 and 3 opens before it used to be (for lines 1 and 3, at 4h00, and line 2, at 4h30. It is done to help people who came from long distance bus stations go home.

In other days, it runs from 4h40 until 0h00. Each station closes at different time. The latest ones (Belém and Bresser) closes at 0h35.

On saturdays, stations close at 1h00. 3 hours of gap. Energy supply (3rd rail) must be turned off for maintenace works, and all trains must be at yards or parkings for it be done.

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Metrô operates from Sunday to Monday from 4:40 a.m. and has different closing times in each station. In these days, for those who want to make line transfer, the limit time for boarding in the turnstile is 24:00 a.m.. On Saturdays, Metro extends its time until 1:00 a.m. of Sunday and ensures the transfer among the 3 lines to all of those who board until 1:00 a.m., in lines 1-Blue, 2-Green and 3-Red. Line 5-Lilac operates from Monday to Saturday (except holidays), from 4:40 a.m. to 24:00 a.m.
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Old June 3rd, 2008, 06:45 AM   #99
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Lisboa Metropolitano currently CLOSES from 01h00(lasttrain departure time) to 06h30 due to engeniering works taking place everyday from 1hxx to 6h30 (work continue thruout the day but with the network working at full capacity).

Carris Tram and Day-Bus operates from 5h to 21/23h59
Carris LRT operates from 5h to 24h
Urban/COmuter trains (most of them should be called metro actualy) operate from 5h to 2h30
Transtejo and Soflusa (ferry services) operate from 5h to 2h30

"Rede da madrugada" (Carris de Lisboa BUS company NIGHT network) has taken ovber the duty of servicing the Metro stations in that same tiem period everyday.

"Rede da madrugada" basicaly operates the corridors of the metro lines during the night period ... and notice that Carris only operates INSIDE Lisboa (and some tangential boroughs of adjacent cities)

http://www.carris.pt/downloads/Rede%20Madrugada.jpg

Some outer suburban Bus companiies operate practicaly 24/7 in their own territory (Like barreiro).

So ... no ... Lisboa has no "true" 24/7 metro ... actualy the "metro" is the one with the smallest working priod in the entire metropolitan area (5h closed while the rest close for 1h or 2 only at most).
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Old June 3rd, 2008, 02:21 PM   #100
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I wish Shanghai's metro would have even decent late night service. As it is, it shuts down between 10 and 11 at night, even on the weekends! It's really pathetic for a city this size, and is my major complaint about the Shanghai Metro. I really wish they'd extend the service until at LEAST midnight, and later on weekends, because it'd make going out at night a lot cheaper.
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