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Old 01-17-2010, 11:27 PM
 
Location: roaming gnome
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also cta has 106 miles of track vs 42 miles in toronto...this is not even including metra which runs as option to CTA in many places and further out which is an additional 11 lines and another 200 stations and 487 miles of track...

speaking of transportation chicago has the 3rd most freight coming through it (air/sea/rail) in the world after hong kong and singapore and still has the 2nd busiest airport in the world... with another airport which also used to be #1 in the world, it also has 9 interstates running through it..

come on now chicago and rail go hand in hand, in the days of railroad travel it was the biggest transportation hub in the united states
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Old 01-17-2010, 11:29 PM
 
Location: Toronto
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Hmmm if we're talking above ground, might as well add Toronto's GO Transit lines as well.




Btw above-ground really isn't that big of a feat, the real credibility goes into the advanced infrastructure, design, and sustainability that underground subway lines possess.

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Old 01-17-2010, 11:32 PM
 
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nice, above ground or underground doesn't really make a difference... I'd like to see full network maps of both cities, I know they are both pretty awesome. Toronto wins in its underground pedway though. (somewhat off topic) it's rail is also cleaner than CTA... metra is sharp though.
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Old 01-17-2010, 11:57 PM
 
Location: Phoenix metro
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underground subway lines posses.
What is that, a rap group? A gang perhaps? Never heard of the "underground subway line posse".
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Old 01-18-2010, 12:02 AM
 
Location: Toronto
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What is that, a rap group? A gang perhaps? Never heard of the "underground subway line posse".
POSSESS.. ouch that hurts
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Old 01-18-2010, 12:04 AM
 
Location: Phoenix metro
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POSSESS.. ouch that hurts
I knew what ya meant, just havin a little fun.
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Old 01-18-2010, 11:16 AM
 
Location: In the heights
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I think Toronto has higher ridership, but Chicago's rail transit system is actually more extensive as a lot of mass transit in Toronto is conducted via streetcars.
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Old 01-18-2010, 12:14 PM
 
Location: Lower East Side, Milwaukee, WI
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Do you really believe that? Toronto's system is simply larger than Chicagos and the city has a real subway system. Look it up on the internet, kid.
What else will you question, Toronto's lower crime or better culture?
Hmm, this sounds an awful lot like:

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Sorry, kid. You have no idea what you are talking about. Being the largest city in any country has its perks like having most of national TV stations, theaters, radio, media etc etc. There is nothing like this in Chicago. Instead of nit-picking on particular words in my post try to focus on things that make Toronto a better city then Chicago like much lower crime, constant population growth and world-famous culture. Remember, Toronto hosts the third largest film festival in the world, one of the most renowned jass festivals. There is simply no internatial cultural event of that stature taking place in Chicago. Like I said, being the largest city and de facto capital of the country has its perks. Toronto wins this easily.


PS. You probably haven't heard it down south but Toronto is generally considered a cultural wonder city, in the same league as New York, London and Paris.
You know having multiple accounts/usernames is against the TOS, right?
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Old 01-25-2010, 06:08 PM
 
Location: In the heights
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So it looks like Chicago has made much better use of its waterfront while public transportation is actually better in Toronto. Is it much more sensible then for Chicago to invest in more streetcar lines rather than the more expensive rail options?



It looks to me that maybe the issue with Chicago's transit system is its huge concentration in the loop which makes getting anywhere else in the city a hassle without a car. The L may have far more stations than Toronto's own mass transit lines, but the streetcars allow people (as well as the layout for the very basic heavy rail line) seem to allow for more mobility aside from the commute from home to work (from the spoke to the hub). This is the only reasonable explanation I can think of when looking at the discrepancy between the percentage of transit users and the extensiveness of their systems.

Or in summary: C'MON CIRCLE LINE HURRY UP
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Old 01-31-2010, 01:20 PM
 
Location: roaming gnome
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Definitely needs the circular...
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