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Old 07-03-2014, 08:44 AM
 
Location: Prince George's County, Maryland
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Technically we have subways in Los Angeles, but we refer to them as the Metro Rail, or trains.

The stations here look very different from the subway stations in New York. And the Metro Rail is most definitely not useless. I use it to get around the city to different places.
LA's subway stations certainly are one of, if not the, most quirkiest and artsy subway stations in the country.
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Old 07-03-2014, 08:59 AM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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The OP is asking whether people say "I'm taking the subway" rather than "the train"/"Metro"/"El"/"T"/"SEPTA"/"MARTA"/etc.

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Do you know if anglophones call it the subway or the Metro?
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Old 07-03-2014, 09:19 AM
 
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The OP is asking whether people say "I'm taking the subway" rather than "the train"/"Metro"/"El"/"T"/"SEPTA"/"MARTA"/etc.



Do you know if anglophones call it the subway or the Metro?
Everyone calls it the Metro,
Commuter trains are called trains or train de banlieue
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Old 07-03-2014, 09:41 AM
 
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Every time I leave the city, people can always tell I'm from New York because I'll be talking with folks and make some reference to the subway. In Chicago it's the "El", in Boston it's the "T", in San Francisco it's BART, in DC it's the "Metro." But it seems llike no other city calls their subway a" subway" -- regardless of whether its below ground or not.

Is New York unique in this? Is there any city besides New York where the mass-transit rail system is called a subway?
"metro" is the pretentious word for it.
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Old 07-03-2014, 10:42 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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LA's subway stations certainly are one of, if not the, most quirkiest and artsy subway stations in the country.
I would love to see stations in other cities, but I've only experienced the New York ones. In comparison to those, I'd have to agree with you.
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Old 07-03-2014, 11:00 AM
 
Location: Vineland, NJ
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LA's subway stations certainly are one of, if not the, most quirkiest and artsy subway stations in the country.
I will say that L.A.'s subway system is a lot cleaner than the subway systems on the East Coast.
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Old 07-03-2014, 11:42 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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I will say that L.A.'s subway system is a lot cleaner than the subway systems on the East Coast.
I noticed that as well, but I'm thinking it's because the LA system is fairly recent when compared to the others East.
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Old 07-03-2014, 11:55 AM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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What's the difference what it's called?
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Old 07-03-2014, 12:46 PM
 
Location: St. Louis
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Edit: I see now Toronto. Never been. Yep it's a subway downtown Chitown. I can even remember seeing the signs now. But I can't recall hearing people talk of it. It's always either "the el" or sometimes "the red line" or such. Maybe just the people I know there
Nope, not just your friends. The red and the blue lines do run underground in downtown Chicago, but people still refer them as the L or by their color. The signs in the train cars even refer to the system as the L, no matter if parts of the line go underground or not.
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Old 07-03-2014, 01:11 PM
 
Location: Prince George's County, Maryland
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I will say that L.A.'s subway system is a lot cleaner than the subway systems on the East Coast.
Unfortunately I didn't get the chance to use the subway in LA, though the Hollywood/Highland station was very tempting to check out when we visited Hollywood. On pictures and videos though, LA's subway system does look very clean and well-polished too. I think Metro here in the DC area rivals LA's in terms of cleanliness. The trains are practically never dirty despite servicing a massive metropolitan area and riders of all backgrounds normally tend to adhere to the no-eating rule on the trains (the Metro buses are sort of a different story though lol...Not that they're real dirty but just not as clean as MetroRail and the riders do eat food on the bus sometimes). And the stations themselves are pretty well-kept and clean with only minimal grit. Even in the rougher neighborhoods here in the DMV, the stations are very clean and fairly well-weathered.
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