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Old October 13th, 2009, 06:58 PM   #201
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When Bratislava metro will be completed it will be 56km from Wien.
Amsterdam - Rotterdam is only 55 km, but with the Amsterdam metro stretching till Amstelveen in the south, and the Rotterdam metro being extended till the Hague, i think between the tracks, the gap will only be something like 40 kilometres.
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Old October 13th, 2009, 07:51 PM   #202
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I think the closest metro webs are Tokyo one and Yokohama one. Or New York and Newark ones
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Old October 13th, 2009, 09:15 PM   #203
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METRO DE MADRID:

Probably Metro of Madrid is the only one with 6 stations which serve 6 diferent Hospitals and with the following names for the stations:

Hospital 12 de Octubre (L3)
Hospital de Fuenlabrada (L12)
Hospital de Móstoles (L12)
Hospital del Henares (L7)
Hospital Infanta Sofía (L10)
Hospital Severo Ochoa (L12)
In the same kind of trivia fact, Paris has 6 stations named after a city hall (Mairie in French):
Mairie d'Issy (M°12)
Maire de Clichy (M°13)
Mairie de St-Ouen (M°13)
Mairie des Lilas (M°11)
Mairie d'Ivry (M°7)
Mairie de Montreuil (M°9)

And 2 more are planned:
Mairie d'Aubervilliers (M°12)
Mairie de Montrouge (M°4)

But it's nothing compared to the stations starting with Porte (=Gate): 23!
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Old October 15th, 2009, 08:18 PM   #204
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I think the closest metro webs are Tokyo one and Yokohama one. Or New York and Newark ones
New York and Newark. 0 meters between them. There are interchanges between PATH and NYC Subway.
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Old October 16th, 2009, 12:53 AM   #205
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I think the closest metro webs are Tokyo one and Yokohama one. Or New York and Newark ones
Afaik, these metro systems are (almost) connected with each other:
Hong Kong / Shenzhen (via border crossing)
New York / Jersey City (why does nobody count Jersey City as a subway city?) / Newark
Tokyo / Yokohama / Tama (monorail) / Shonan (monorail)
Seoul / Incheon

Light rails:
Rotterdam / The Hague
Bonn / Cologne
Duesseldorf / Duisburg
Essen / Mulheim / Gelsenkirchen

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Old June 5th, 2010, 05:18 PM   #206
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A silent revolution: since 10 April 2010, the world has a new front-runner in terms of metro network length!

Shanghai overtook London as the world's largest metro network. Only 15 years after opening its first metro line, an extension of Line 2 brought Shanghai's metro to a length of 420 km (excluding the maglev line).
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Old June 5th, 2010, 11:34 PM   #207
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That's great news, i think it will be almost impossible to beat chinese cities in terms of metro length... who would dare?
Let's wait for Beijing to beat london as well.
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Old June 6th, 2010, 09:57 AM   #208
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Most expensive ticket per km:
London zone 1 between closest stations - GBP4 for 200m between Embankment and Charing Cross. GBP20 per km.

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Old June 6th, 2010, 12:43 PM   #209
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I think this must be a world beater:



Liverpool Moorfields underground station. The only underground station in the world that you have to go upstairs to get into.

The reason being that, when it was designed, the city was planning a pedestrian walkway system at first floor level. The system was abandoned and removed but left us with this oddity.
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Old June 6th, 2010, 02:56 PM   #210
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Liverpool Overhead Railway (now sadly a thing of the past)...



The world's first electrically-operated overhead railway.
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Old June 6th, 2010, 03:12 PM   #211
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I think this must be a world beater:

Liverpool Moorfields underground station. The only underground station in the world that you have to go upstairs to get into.

The reason being that, when it was designed, the city was planning a pedestrian walkway system at first floor level. The system was abandoned and removed but left us with this oddity.
Nope. The Ginza line at Shibuya is on the third floor.
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Old June 6th, 2010, 03:49 PM   #212
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Nope. The Ginza line at Shibuya is on the third floor.
Many elevated railways will have stations at first floor level or higher - as did our old Overhead Railway as you can see in Gareth's photo. What I think is unique about Moorfields is that it is an underground station that you go up to first floor level to get into.
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Old June 6th, 2010, 05:01 PM   #213
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Many elevated railways will have stations at first floor level or higher - as did our old Overhead Railway as you can see in Gareth's photo. What I think is unique about Moorfields is that it is an underground station that you go up to first floor level to get into.
I'm confused. So the actual platform is underground? You go upstairs, then come back down? Is that what you are talking about?
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Old June 6th, 2010, 05:32 PM   #214
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Yes. It's an underground station. It was built, as Martin said, during the seventies when an elevated pedestrian walkway scheme was planned for the downtown area. That never happened, of course, so we're left with this rather strange arrangement of going upstairs to access an underground station.
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Old June 6th, 2010, 05:40 PM   #215
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I'm confused. So the actual platform is underground? You go upstairs, then come back down? Is that what you are talking about?
To straighten out the confusion, the Ginza line is a subway but the platform in Shibuya is on the third floor. This is because the tracks comes out mid-height of a hillside instead of digging deeper and extended a bridge to the station at the same height as the mouth of the tunnel.
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Old June 6th, 2010, 06:06 PM   #216
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What about subway stations built inside buildings? Which of them is the largest in area?
And what station is the highest situated above the ground?
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Old June 6th, 2010, 06:34 PM   #217
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Smallest place with a subway: Serfaus (Austria) with just 1.112 inhabitants and a 1,3 fully underground "metro" system with four stations.
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Old June 7th, 2010, 01:34 AM   #218
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Liverpool Moorfields underground station. The only underground station in the world that you have to go upstairs to get into.

The reason being that, when it was designed, the city was planning a pedestrian walkway system at first floor level. The system was abandoned and removed but left us with this oddity.
In Zürich there is a similar thing, but inverted. To exit from the stations of a tram tunnel you have to go down, underpass the tracks and then climb again.

But there are other station with underpasses, I remember one in Madrid.
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Old June 7th, 2010, 03:35 AM   #219
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Very interesting thread..

I read this which was posted back in 2008.

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BART obviously isn't underground, except in central San Francisco.
Not true. The BART is also underground in Oakland and of course there are the Trans-Bay tubes between SF & Oakland which allow the BART trains to whiz along at a cool 80mph(128km).
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Very interesting thread..

I read this which was posted back in 2008.



Not true. The BART is also underground in Oakland and of course there are the Trans-Bay tubes between SF & Oakland which allow the BART trains to whiz along at a cool 80mph(128km).
Also, don't forget the Underground segments in Berkeley and the Peninsula cities of South San Francisco and San Bruno.
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