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Old June 15th, 2010, 12:07 AM   #221
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What is the steepest subway line in the world?
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Old June 15th, 2010, 11:11 AM   #222
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What is the steepest subway line in the world?
I would estimate Haifa, Israel:

http://www.urbanrail.net/as/hai/haifa.htm

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Old June 15th, 2010, 09:43 PM   #223
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What is the steepest subway line in the world?
If you exclude the funiculars and underground rack railways like Lyon, Istanbul or Haifa I would say Lausanne with a 12% gradient.
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Old June 15th, 2010, 09:56 PM   #224
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How about the longest subway line in the world, as well as the longest journey time within the same system?

It takes THREE hours and FORTY TWO minutes (yes, 3hr 42 min) to get from Soyosan station on the northern end of Seoul's Line 1 to Sinchang station on the southern end of Seoul's Line 1. This journey, however, does require a switch of trains, even though it's on the same line.
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Old June 15th, 2010, 10:47 PM   #225
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I would estimate Haifa, Israel:

http://www.urbanrail.net/as/hai/haifa.htm

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If you exclude the funiculars and underground rack railways like Lyon, Istanbul or Haifa I would say Lausanne with a 12% gradient.
Hmm ok but in terms of greatest difference of altitude in meters between two stations in a line or in the same system (excluding funiculars like Haifa, I mean actual heavy rail metros).
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Old June 16th, 2010, 02:40 AM   #226
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as well as the longest journey time within the same system?
What constitutes a "journey"? How many transfers?
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Old June 16th, 2010, 02:25 PM   #227
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What about the world's most common subway wagons?
Is it 81-71 series (w/modifications)?
Statistics (not exact)
Moscow: ~3200 wagons
SPb: ~800 wagons
Kyiv: ~400
Kharkiv: ~300
Minsk: ~275
Tashkent: ~250
Tbilisi: ~150
Baku: ~150
Prague: ~150
Novosibirsk: ~90
Nizhny Novgorod: ~80
Warsaw: ~80
Samara: ~50
Yekaterinburg: ~50
Dnipropetrovsk: ~50
Budapest: ~50
Sofia: ~35
Yerevan: ~25
Total: ~6000 wagons
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Old June 17th, 2010, 01:09 AM   #228
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Hmm ok but in terms of greatest difference of altitude in meters between two stations in a line or in the same system (excluding funiculars like Haifa, I mean actual heavy rail metros).
Well, Lausanne is still a good competitor: 12% gradient and there is 106m of difference between the lowest and the highest station. And this is an heavy rail line: the rubber tyred rolling stock is the same than the MP89/MP05 in Paris and the MS93 in Santiago.
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Old June 17th, 2010, 11:15 AM   #229
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Lyon's Line C only use the rack rail in the steepest segment

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Lyon's line C

Probably one of the steepest Metro segment in the world, with a 17.4% (1 in 5.74) gradient.
It is the only métro line in Lyon were iron-wheels and catenary are used. In the steepest segment, the métro uses a rack rail to climb the hill.

Before refurbishement



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Old June 21st, 2010, 09:40 PM   #230
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How about the longest subway line in the world, as well as the longest journey time within the same system?

It takes THREE hours and FORTY TWO minutes (yes, 3hr 42 min) to get from Soyosan station on the northern end of Seoul's Line 1 to Sinchang station on the southern end of Seoul's Line 1. This journey, however, does require a switch of trains, even though it's on the same line.
I wish they would renumber line 1 since it's incredibly long and too many endpoints for "one" line. It should be line 1 Soyosan-Guro-Incheon and renumber or rename from Guro-Choenan-Sinchang. The Jungang line used to be line 1, but was renamed for the same apparent reason.
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Old June 30th, 2010, 12:54 AM   #231
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Belgrade maybe have one metro record: "The longest metro discusion for system which have never started building"


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Old June 30th, 2010, 04:11 PM   #232
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Old June 30th, 2010, 10:28 PM   #233
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111 pages, that is.
And where's the deepest metro? When next July opens, Teixonera|Coll station on Barcelona's L5 will be at around 80 meters underground.

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Old June 30th, 2010, 10:49 PM   #234
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And where's the deepest metro? When next July opens, Teixonera|Coll station on Barcelona's L5 will be at around 80 meters underground.
Moscow I think
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Old July 1st, 2010, 08:26 PM   #235
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When it comes to the oldest Metro/Subway in the Americas, what category are we going by?

If we are going by "oldest metro," then I think New York City gets that award, as its first rapid transit lines appeared in the 1880s.

If we are going by "oldest subway," then Boston would get the award, despite it being a tram-subway/premetro.
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Old July 2nd, 2010, 09:33 AM   #236
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Toronto......................largest streetcar system in the Americas.
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Old July 2nd, 2010, 07:12 PM   #237
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Moscow I think
Of course, this is not Moscow, but St.-Peterburg. There is bigger threat of flooding for St.-Peterburg Metro. There are more shallow and ground stations in Moscow than deep-level stations. 56 from 63 St.-Peterburg Metro stations are deep-level (50-75 meters). Station "Admiralteyskaya", which must be opened in 2011, will be deepest station in Russia (86 meters).

"Due to the city's unique geology, the Saint Petersburg Metro is one of the deepest subway systems in the world and the deepest by the average depth of all the stations".
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Petersburg_Metro
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Old July 3rd, 2010, 04:33 AM   #238
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Moscow and St Petersburg may be deeper overall, but Kiev has the deepest station.
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Old July 3rd, 2010, 01:31 PM   #239
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Moscow and St Petersburg may be deeper overall, but Kiev has the deepest station.
Yes, officially station "Arsenalnaya" (1960) in Kiev was built at the depth 105.5 metres with two escalator halls (46.6 + 55.8 meters). However, St.-Peterburg is deepest Metro system by the total average depth of stations. St.-Peterburg Metro stations "Ploshchad Lenina" (1958, depth - 71 m.) and "Chernyshevskaya" (depth - 70 m.) have longest escalators in the world (depth - 65.8 m, length - 131.6 m).

However, according the unofficial information, Pyongyang have both deepest Metro system by the total average depth of stations, and deepest Metro station "Puhung" (1987, 120 meters).

By the way, Pyongyang Metro is cheapest Metro system in the world. The ticket cost is only 5 North Korean Wons (0.03 USD)
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Old July 5th, 2010, 06:51 AM   #240
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Wait, Park Pobedy station in Moscow is deeper than the St Petersburg stations you mentioned (at 84m), yet it has a shorter escalator (at 126m), is the vestibule at a lower depth?
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