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View Poll Results: Which city?
Tokyo 8 14.81%
Seoul 10 18.52%
Shanghai 1 1.85%
Beijing 0 0%
Hong Kong 23 42.59%
Singapore 3 5.56%
Bangkok 6 11.11%
Osaka 0 0%
Kuala Lumpur 0 0%
Taipei 2 3.70%
Manila 0 0%
Jakarta 1 1.85%
Voters: 54. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 11-03-2012, 01:08 AM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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I can't really vote since I've only been to a few, but of the ones I've been to, Hong Kong, Singapore/Taipei (big gap) KL, Bangkok and the rest, namely Hanoi, HCM, and Macau, which didn't have commuter rail. I've been to Beijing, Tianjin and Xian but didn't use their system so can't comment.

I know the Seoul and Tokyo subways blow away Singapore or HK by number of lines etc, but coverage is only one criterion. There's user-friendliness, reliability, comfort...all kinds of things.

While I'm including cities with bus networks, they are at an obvious disadvantage to those with metro systems, especially clean, modern subways. Singapore's MRT is 30 years old but is holding up well and expanding rapidly. It's very easy to get anywhere in Singapore. Taipei's felt similar to Singapore's (also called MRT).

I think the 'real' candidates are Tokyo, Seoul, Hong Kong, Singapore, Shanghai, Beijing but I'll include some others just because. The others suffer a lot in terms of user-friendliness. Osaka might be another one. I've heard Manila and Jakarta have very non-user friendly metros. Are there any plans for the Vietnamese cities to get commuter rail/subway any time soon?

 
Old 11-03-2012, 09:33 PM
 
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Originally Posted by Trimac20 View Post
I can't really vote since I've only been to a few, but of the ones I've been to, Hong Kong, Singapore/Taipei (big gap) KL, Bangkok and the rest, namely Hanoi, HCM, and Macau, which didn't have commuter rail. I've been to Beijing, Tianjin and Xian but didn't use their system so can't comment.

I know the Seoul and Tokyo subways blow away Singapore or HK by number of lines etc, but coverage is only one criterion. There's user-friendliness, reliability, comfort...all kinds of things.

While I'm including cities with bus networks, they are at an obvious disadvantage to those with metro systems, especially clean, modern subways. Singapore's MRT is 30 years old but is holding up well and expanding rapidly. It's very easy to get anywhere in Singapore. Taipei's felt similar to Singapore's (also called MRT).

I think the 'real' candidates are Tokyo, Seoul, Hong Kong, Singapore, Shanghai, Beijing but I'll include some others just because. The others suffer a lot in terms of user-friendliness. Osaka might be another one. I've heard Manila and Jakarta have very non-user friendly metros. Are there any plans for the Vietnamese cities to get commuter rail/subway any time soon?

Seoul and Tokyo serve a much larger area and a much larger population than that of Hong Kong or Singapore, so it is not an even comparison. Shanghai is a contender, however, with 242 stations.
 
Old 11-04-2012, 08:36 AM
 
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
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Tokyo Metro or Hong Kong MTR.
 
Old 12-07-2012, 07:24 AM
 
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It's either the two. Tokyo or seoul. They're both extremely advanced compared to all the others. I've been to singapore and hong kong twice but seoul's transport system is way better in accessibility, comfort, satisfaction, and extremely user-accessible. They just need the T-money card for all transport systems which is pretty awesome. In fact, in terms of hygiene, seoul's transport system is way more cleaner than singapore and hong kong. I was quite disappointed that singapore's tranport system wasn't that clean compared to what I've heard.
 
Old 12-07-2012, 11:59 AM
 
Location: In the heights
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Singapore in about a decade should probably get up there when they finish up their expansions and renovations. It makes sense since it's a small country.

Anyhow, yea, it is overall Tokyo and Seoul as these have two humongous systems for two humongous cities. Some of the large chinese cities are catching up but aren't quite there yet. One thing I greatly disliked about Tokyo's system is that it is actually multiple systems which are not completely seamlessly integrated with the system being a bit confusing at times.
 
Old 12-07-2012, 03:07 PM
 
Location: Brisbane
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The thing i like about Seoul System is the T money cards they use in the metro are able to be used in the buses and metro systems in a number of other cities all over the country.

You can also use them to pay for other things like taxis and public phones calls.

The one complaint i have about seouls system its sometimes very confusing finding the correct exit you need when getting out of the larger stations.
 
Old 12-08-2012, 11:37 PM
kyh
 
Location: Malaysia & Singapore
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Singapore also uses the same concept (known as EZLink Card) to access the MRT and even public buses. Very convenient and hassle-free.
 
Old 12-19-2012, 05:15 PM
JL
 
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Originally Posted by Trimac20 View Post
I can't really vote since I've only been to a few, but of the ones I've been to, Hong Kong, Singapore/Taipei (big gap) KL, Bangkok and the rest, namely Hanoi, HCM, and Macau, which didn't have commuter rail. I've been to Beijing, Tianjin and Xian but didn't use their system so can't comment.

I know the Seoul and Tokyo subways blow away Singapore or HK by number of lines etc, but coverage is only one criterion. There's user-friendliness, reliability, comfort...all kinds of things.

While I'm including cities with bus networks, they are at an obvious disadvantage to those with metro systems, especially clean, modern subways. Singapore's MRT is 30 years old but is holding up well and expanding rapidly. It's very easy to get anywhere in Singapore. Taipei's felt similar to Singapore's (also called MRT).

I think the 'real' candidates are Tokyo, Seoul, Hong Kong, Singapore, Shanghai, Beijing but I'll include some others just because. The others suffer a lot in terms of user-friendliness. Osaka might be another one. I've heard Manila and Jakarta have very non-user friendly metros. Are there any plans for the Vietnamese cities to get commuter rail/subway any time soon?
HCMC started a project for 2 metro transit lines..slated to be complete around 2018 from what i was told by a relative.
 
Old 12-26-2012, 03:18 AM
 
Location: Singapore
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Singapore public transportation systems is often rated as efficient, comfortable, safe, reliable and affordable. The best thing about Singapore transport network is that it is well connected with trains, buses and taxis. Singapore was ranked highest amongst 49 cities world-wide and a Gallup report in 2008 which revealed that Singaporeans are more satisfied with their public transportation than are citizens in 20 of the world’s most populous cities.
 
Old 12-26-2012, 03:41 AM
 
Location: Mount of Showing the Way
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Xi'an
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