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Old April 3rd, 2008, 12:14 AM   #61
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Thats why i placed some question marks along side that.

But nevertheless unless someone claims higher stakes it WAS a record until 29 December 2007.

Nevertheless at the same timeframe Porto inaugurated a 70km "urban" metropolitan and a 200km "suburban" comuter system.

but we are comparing a tiny 300.000 habitants city with megalopolis like Shanghay and Beijing ... its not even fair.
A superlative Porto's metro/light rail really seems to deserve is: Most residential pride per km
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Old April 3rd, 2008, 03:50 AM   #62
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Maybe the shortest full metro line, not being a branch:
Line 11 of Barcelona metro, with 2 km 150 metres and 5 stations!
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Old April 3rd, 2008, 04:30 AM   #63
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I'm glad "my" records got broken so soon ... I hoped someone would know someplace else where things wen't WORSE than in my examples.
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Old April 3rd, 2008, 12:31 PM   #64
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Maybe the shortest full metro line, not being a branch:
Line 11 of Barcelona metro, with 2 km 150 metres and 5 stations!
I guess that the record belongs to Serfaus (Austria) metro - if it counts as one: 1280m, 4 stations. Population of... 1200!
http://www.funimag.com/funimag13/serfaus01.htm
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Old April 3rd, 2008, 12:49 PM   #65
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I guess that the record belongs to Serfaus (Austria) metro - if it counts as one: 1280m, 4 stations. Population of... 1200!
http://www.funimag.com/funimag13/serfaus01.htm
Even the smallest city to have a metro
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Old April 3rd, 2008, 01:26 PM   #66
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Maybe the shortest full metro line, not being a branch:
Line 11 of Barcelona metro, with 2 km 150 metres and 5 stations!
Line 3b in Paris: 1,3 km and 4 stations.

(but if this can be considered a branch line of line 3, so line 11 in BArcelona can be considered a branch of line 4)

Shortest real metro network and smallest city with it: Lausanne, 6 km, 14 stations, 300.000 inhabitants (urban area).
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Old April 4th, 2008, 12:06 AM   #67
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The narrowest Metro entrance?: "Noviciado" station, Madrid: 1,405m for the southern entrance, and 1,42m for the northern entrance.

The bigest Metro extension (growth)?: Madrid, 165km of full Metro from 1996 to 2007 (11-12 years). Madrid has currently 282km.


(by the way, what a such interesting thread!! ;-) )
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Old April 4th, 2008, 12:09 AM   #68
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Here you have some pics of "Noviciado" Metro station. Madrid.







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Old April 4th, 2008, 02:18 AM   #69
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One of the entrances to Bank Tube station looks just as narrow.

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Old April 5th, 2008, 12:14 AM   #70
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The narrowest Metro entrance?: "Noviciado" station, Madrid: 1,405m for the southern entrance, and 1,42m for the northern entrance.
Chicago also has some narrow entrances, but in elevated stations.


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Old April 5th, 2008, 01:48 AM   #71
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I think that Oslo have some facts here:

Longest distance between two main stations. Between Nationaltheateret and Majorstuen a metroride takes about 3 mins.

Also another thing. Oslo might have one of worlds strangest metroline. It goes from below sealevel in center to about 500m above sealevel.

I dont know if Oslo have highest metrostation, but Frognerseteren is at 500m above sealevel.

Please help me here
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I think that Oslo have some facts here:

Longest distance between two main stations. Between Nationaltheateret and Majorstuen a metroride takes about 3 mins.
Longest distance between two main stations??? Cities such as Paris and London have multiple "main stations". This is also the reason that the metro was such a must in those cities. Could you explain your vision of the statement?
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Old April 5th, 2008, 02:11 PM   #73
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Ive added a lot to this map, hehe. I hope you understand. Yes, the distance between Majorstuen and Nationaltheateret takes about 3 or 4 mins with a speed of 70km/h as the trains can speed up to maximum at this stretch
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That's odd. Why didn't they build any in-between stations?
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Thats a good question. Can some of other vikings here tell that? Its been there all my life, hehe. Well, they had plans for Homansbyen. A new station in the middle, but the plans never got into production.
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But I still don't understand why it would be the longest distance between 2 main stations and not a line in Paris or London. Because I am sure that there will be several connections in London and Paris that are longer if I use your sentence word for word.
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I think he means the longest distance between two important adjacent metro stations in the city centre. The problem is to define "city centre" because distances between stations are larger in the suburbs.
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Then tell me which city have 3min in city centre between 2 stations? Majorstuen is in open air, while Nationaltheateret is underground. They are two of most important stations on the whole network. In between them you have Bogstadveien which is full of shops. So I am always thinking of why there isnt a station in between.
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Old April 5th, 2008, 08:54 PM   #79
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Who knows? Long distances between stations in city centres, always seem like bad planning (unless they concern express lines or have a large body of water in between).
What is the distance in km between Majorstuen and Nationaltheateret?
Others:
London: Bank - Waterloo, 2.4 km (Waterloo&City Line).
Hamburg: Jungfernstieg - Überseequartier, 3.2 km (line U4, under construction).

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Paris : Chatelet - Gare de Lyon : 2781 m

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