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Old 11-08-2010, 11:35 AM
 
Location: Washington, D.C. all day
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For anyone is in doubt that the D.C. area is #2 then heres a legit source by the American Public Transportation Association:
http://www.apta.com/resources/statis...rship_APTA.pdf
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Old 11-08-2010, 11:39 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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That is video is regional rail/commuter rail just look at how the cars are made, fit to FRA railroad specs. If you call that a subway then so is Metro North and LIRR and thats dead.
I stand corrected. It is very clearly NOT a trolley, though - as Nexus wrongly stated.
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Old 11-08-2010, 11:39 AM
 
Location: On the Rails in Northern NJ
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Are you actually correcting someone who LIVES there and uses the system? Are you ever wrong about anything?

The second video he listed is clearly NOT a trolley. That is a heavy rail subway if I've ever seen one.
Nope , i'm a very powerful Rail Fanner and i'm rarely wrong.........I quoted 2 of his posts , the second quote had a video of a trolley. The First 2 videos are Regional Rail not Heavy Rail.

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Where are you finding your info? The source I listed says it is counting only the Red, Orange, and Blue lines of the T, which are all heavy rail.

In terms of the Green Line, I understand it's a light rail, but its busiest stations are all subway stations.
I mean't to say the Green line is not a Subway. Yes the Red , Orange and Blue lines are Heavy Rail. The Blue line is hybrid of Heavy and Light Rail. While the Green line may have Underground stops it is not a Subway.
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Old 11-08-2010, 11:43 AM
 
Location: Washington, D.C. all day
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I stand corrected. It is very clearly NOT a trolley, though - as Nexus wrongly stated.
lol
I mean it'll be nice to see it rolling on the streets then
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Old 11-08-2010, 11:46 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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nope , i'm a very powerful rail fanner and i'm rarely wrong.........
lol!!!
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Old 11-08-2010, 11:46 AM
 
Location: São Paulo
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1. DC metro DOES carry more passengers than Chicago's el and Boston's T put together.
Not quite as much as both Chicago & Boston combined...but close.

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2. Boston only has 3 subway lines (Red, Orange, Blue). The green line is a light rail and the silver line is a bus.
But like I said before, Boston's busiest Green Line stations are all subway.

Park Street

Copley Station

Kenmore Station

Government Center
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Old 11-08-2010, 11:51 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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While the Green line may have Underground stops it is not a Subway.
If it runs in a tunnel on rails it's a subway, period.

The people in Boston, Newark, Philadelphia and San Francisco consider them to be subways. Semantics and the equipment used doesn't change that.
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Old 11-08-2010, 11:58 AM
 
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Not quite as much as both Chicago & Boston combined...but close.



But like I said before, Boston's busiest Green Line stations are all subway.

Park Street

Copley Station

Kenmore Station

Government Center


i use the green line more than every other MBTA line combined. is it not included in these ridership calculations?
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Old 11-08-2010, 12:03 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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i use the green line more than every other MBTA line combined. is it not included in these ridership calculations?
No, because the Feds split up the ridership figures between Heavy & Light rail. The Green Line is by far the heaviest used LRT line in the country, at 241,100 riders a day.

Boston's combined Heavy & Light rail daily ridership is a very repsectable 737,300 per average weekday.
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Old 11-08-2010, 12:04 PM
 
Location: On the Rails in Northern NJ
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i use the green line more than every other MBTA line combined. is it not included in these ridership calculations?
No , because its not official a Heavy Rail. Only Heavy Rail was counted , even though it has Underground stops like a Subway the FRA considers it a Light Rail.
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