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What city has the best Transportation System?

  • New York City Metro Area, USA

    Votes: 94 8.6%
  • Chicago, USA

    Votes: 19 1.7%
  • Washington D.C, USA

    Votes: 11 1.0%
  • Los Angeles, USA

    Votes: 9 0.8%
  • Seattle, USA

    Votes: 2 0.2%
  • Atlanta, USA

    Votes: 7 0.6%
  • Dallas Fort Worth Metro, USA

    Votes: 13 1.2%
  • Toronto, Canada

    Votes: 18 1.6%
  • Berlin, Germany

    Votes: 52 4.8%
  • Frankfurt, Germany

    Votes: 15 1.4%
  • Amsterdam, Netherlands

    Votes: 21 1.9%
  • Vienna, Austria

    Votes: 45 4.1%
  • London, UK

    Votes: 118 10.8%
  • Edinburgh, Scotland

    Votes: 2 0.2%
  • Moscow, Russia

    Votes: 28 2.6%
  • Dublin, Ireland

    Votes: 2 0.2%
  • Paris, France

    Votes: 82 7.5%
  • Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

    Votes: 18 1.6%
  • Tokyo/Osaka, Japan

    Votes: 175 16.0%
  • Hong Kong/Shenzhen, China

    Votes: 55 5.0%
  • Bejing, China

    Votes: 1 0.1%
  • Shanghai, China

    Votes: 22 2.0%
  • Singapore, Singapore

    Votes: 29 2.7%
  • Barcelona, Spain

    Votes: 9 0.8%
  • Madrid, Spain

    Votes: 107 9.8%
  • Mumbai/New Delhi, India

    Votes: 11 1.0%
  • Melbourne, Australia

    Votes: 8 0.7%
  • Sydney, Austrailia

    Votes: 4 0.4%
  • Seol, South Korea

    Votes: 12 1.1%
  • Others

    Votes: 104 9.5%
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Why is SF not up there?
And why is HK and Shenzhen grouped together?

Usually when people do one like this, they have a nominate and a discuss thread, after a certain period of time, finalists are nominated for the official vote.

I have a feeling at least a couple of those would not belong on there.
 

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The best transport system I've ever seen is definitely Madrid, it's got a huge underground system, really modern and kept up to date, really fast and efficient, it gets you anywhere. Apart from those 16 underground lines, you can also use the Cercanías Renfe service composed by 10 lines. Apart from that, you can uso use an extensive bus network, including night buses and special services. Taxis are common as well. It's also got funiculars. As for the roads, it has got a very dense motorway system, including four or five orbital motorways, many radial motorways. It is also linked to most Spanish capitals by high speed rail services, and every capital will be linked to Madrid by high speed connections in about four years. As for the airports, Madrid has got one of the most important ones in Europe and in the whole world, that's Madrid Barajas, increasing in number of passenger with a rate of about 10% each year.
 

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Why is SF not up there?
And why is HK and Shenzhen grouped together?

Usually when people do one like this, they have a nominate and a discuss thread, after a certain period of time, finalists are nominated for the official vote.

I have a feeling at least a couple of those would not belong on there.
If SF is abriviative for San Fransisco, as you said it definately shouldn't belong up there. I know Dallas shouldn't =D but the BART (Bay area transit system) is
only known for it's underbay tunnel, and cable carts. Besides that it does not do the job of transporting people around.
 

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If SF is abriviative for San Fransisco, as you said it definately shouldn't belong up there. I know Dallas shouldn't =D but the BART (Bay area transit system) is
only known for it's underbay tunnel, and cable carts. Besides that it does not do the job of transporting people around.
Well that was my point, SF is more deserving of some of the cities listed up there. I don't think SF should be up there either.
 

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I can't know what city has the best public transportation system in the world, but here are some data about Madrid so everybody can compare:

Population: 3,238,208

Number of bus lines: 209

Number of buses: 2,035 all of them with aircon system

Tariffs: different tariffs for elderly people and students, monthly or annual travel passes but the basic tariff is 1€, if you buy 10 tickets the price is 6.40 €.

Monthly travel Pass:

Normal Pass (40.45 €), Young people (26.30 €), Pensioners (10.15 €)

EMT, Municipal Transport Company is the public transport company owned by the town council. It controls the bus transport and regulates its tariffs.


Underground transport:

Number of lines: 16 all trains have aircon system

number of stations: 318

Number of km: 322.3

Number of escalators in the different stations: 1,616




Number of elevators: more than 500. Even though it is still far from perfect, it probably is the best metro system for elderly and handicapped people. New York has 97 elevators, London 75 and Paris 24.



Tariffs: same as for buses.

MetroMadrid is a public transport company owned both by Madrid local government and Madrid regional government. It controls the metro transport and regulates its tariffs.


Taxis.

number of taxis: 15,640. Both the number of taxis and the tariffs are controlled and regulated by the town council.
Tariffs. 1.95€ when you hire the taxi, plus 0.87 €/km


Madrid, April 2008. Ridership.

Bus.....: 40.5 million passengers per month
Metro..: 64.6 million passengers per month


Madrid public transport system is efficient, extensive, comfortable, clean and economic.
 

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Washington DC probably has the best Metro System here in United States. But Worldwise Greater Tokyo has the best system, either highway or metro system followed closely by Madrid. The difference between Tokyo and Madrid is Tokyo is most densely populated city in the world and it can still handle that amount of people (37,000,000 people). While Madrid is not even in the top ten.
 

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Underground transport:

Number of lines: 16 all trains have aircon system

number of stations: 318

Number of km: 322.3
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Madrid has a very good underground system!
:eek:kay:
Just some corrections:
-13 metro lines.
-281.58 km.
-231 stations.
-Not all trains have got air conditioned yet...
;)

IMHO, Tokyo has got the best transportation system in the world now.
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