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Old 07-05-2014, 06:17 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis
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I think New York is the only city that calls it a subway. I've never heard it called that anywhere else.
Toronto
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Old 07-05-2014, 06:19 PM
 
Location: LA, CA/ In This Time and Place
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Yes in Los Angeles.

At first I thought you were asking if any cities outside NYC had metro systems and I was about to die!
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Old 07-05-2014, 07:17 PM
 
Location: Vineland, NJ
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Toronto
I think she meant only cities in the United States.
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Old 07-05-2014, 09:17 PM
 
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I think New York is the only city that calls it a subway. I've never heard it called that anywhere else.
Toronto does.

Edit- Whoops, I see someone beat me to it.
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Old 07-05-2014, 09:17 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn, NY $$$
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Atlanta's MARTA goes underneath the airport and other places. Boston has some subways as well.

world.nycsubway.org: Atlanta, Georgia
world.nycsubway.org: United States
I love this site. This is for all the train geeks like me .
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Old 07-05-2014, 09:19 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn, NY $$$
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While we're at this game (labeling transit systems as underground, at grade, or elevated) I'll add that the NYC subway also has at-grade and elevated sections.

Alright, back to the OP's question, I think NYC is unique for the US in that most of its transit system is underground. So calling the whole system the subway makes the most sense in NYC compared to many other metros. I could be wrong but off the top of my head it does seem that way. In some cities I will say subway when I'm trying to specify the underground areas. And when I'm in NYC sometimes I say metro since it's the called the Metrocard (but I've never lived there so I don't claim to be a local)
Depends where you go. Most of the subway is underground in manhattan. The outter boroughs most of the lines are elevated.
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Old 07-05-2014, 09:25 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn, NY $$$
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I do agree that Washington DC has the cleanest subway system in the entire Northeast Corridor. I think we can both agree that New York City has the dirtiest subway system.
Despite New York having the dirtiest system, it's actually not as dirty as city-data posters like to brag about, and especially not as dirty or no where near as dirty as it was in the 70s/80s.

I actually want to take some pics to post online because nowadays you won't see trash littered in the stations. I observed this while walking through the 14th street station on the A line (one of the so called dirtiest trains). Realistically the dirtiest part of the NYC subway is the tracks. I can't tell the difference between the tracks and garbage cans sometimes.
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Old 07-05-2014, 09:26 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn, NY $$$
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Most definitely haha When I rode the NYC Subway when visiting for the first time back in '03, the trains we rode were pretty dirty with litter and grimy windows and a little bit of basic graffiti (the amateur stuff you see on public restroom door stalls lol), and this was in Times Square and Rockefeller Center. However, back in 2012, the trains we rode between Fort Greene and the FiDi were pretty clean that time around. They looked like they were new cars too. The stations were still nasty as hell though.....LOL
What train was this? Because the only trains I know that go through forte green are the A/C/G and out of those three trains only the C got new ones and that was just only last month.
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Old 07-05-2014, 09:37 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn, NY $$$
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A little bit off topic but when I was young I thought all subways in every city had 3/4 tracks per line and had express service with trains running side by side like NYC.

But It's starting to seem as if most subways around the country only have 2 tracks per line if I'm correct?

It actually made riding the subway very fun as a kid.
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Old 07-05-2014, 10:04 PM
 
Location: Vineland, NJ
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A little bit off topic but when I was young I thought all subways in every city had 3/4 tracks per line and had express service with trains running side by side like NYC.

But It's starting to seem as if most subways around the country only have 2 tracks per line if I'm correct?

It actually made riding the subway very fun as a kid.
As far as I know, Chicago and Philadelphia are the only other cities that have dedicated express subway tracks.
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