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Old 07-02-2014, 01:57 PM
 
Location: New York NY
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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?
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Old 07-02-2014, 02:03 PM
 
Location: The City
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In Philly there is a subway and an El
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Old 07-02-2014, 02:07 PM
 
Location: Denver, Colorado U.S.A.
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Los Angeles has subways. One line is currently being extended westward.

Washington DC has subways.
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Old 07-02-2014, 02:12 PM
 
Location: New York NY
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Los Angeles has subways. One line is currently being extended westward.

Washington DC has subways.
Maybe it's just the people I'm with, but I've never heard anyone in DC actually call their system the subway.

And in LA, I heard they just call the subway "useless!"
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Old 07-02-2014, 02:13 PM
 
Location: New York NY
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In Philly there is a subway and an El
Interesting that they say both. I've certainly been in Philly but never ridden the subway or el there.
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Old 07-02-2014, 02:20 PM
 
Location: The City
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Old 07-02-2014, 02:38 PM
 
Location: Jersey City
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Philadelphia has "Subway" lines
Newark has the "City Subway"
Baltimore calls theirs the "Metro Subway"
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Old 07-02-2014, 03:04 PM
 
Location: Prince George's County, Maryland
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Maybe it's just the people I'm with, but I've never heard anyone in DC actually call their system the subway.

And in LA, I heard they just call the subway "useless!"
Here in the DMV, we just refer to it as Metro or MetroRail, but mostly the former. Metro is a combination of underground (subway), el, and at-grade track platforms.

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Old 07-02-2014, 03:13 PM
 
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Chicago's EL also has subways.
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Old 07-02-2014, 04:16 PM
 
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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
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