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Old 07-17-2008, 04:33 AM
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Underground? What was the experience like?

Oslo - hills and stuff. nice one!
Stockholm - like Oslo, but bigger
Copenhagen - Modern, cool etc... but it should be a lot bigger!
London - Very nice system! Lots of people all the time
Paris - Nice one! Rubberwheels makes more noice than it should ;p
Berlin - Nice one, but noizy
Hamburg - Ok system

Washington DC - Washington - This is a gorgeous metro. great stations, and a quite extensive network.
Nicest one in USA

New York - Dirty, stinky .. worst subway system ever tried! but very effective in coverage and a true 24/7

Toronto - Meh. Perfectly fine, though nothing special; it went to the places I needed to get to, mostly, was relatively quick, and was functional rather than aesthetic
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Old 07-17-2008, 08:40 AM
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New York City.
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Old 07-17-2008, 09:01 AM
Location: Western Mass.
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Hong Kong
Washington DC
New York
San Francisco

My favourite? After London (of course) it would have to be Tokyo because of all the great tunes they play before the doors close!

YouTube - JR東日本 駅発車メ*ディメドレー模範回*
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Old 07-17-2008, 10:21 AM
Location: NJ
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Wash DC

I think that's it. Munich was unbelieveable - could hear a pin drop, and it's ON YOUR HONOR. But my favorite is probably the Metro.

I don't find NYC to be dirty - it's amazingly clean compared to say 20 years ago.
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Old 07-17-2008, 10:47 AM
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Washington DC
San Francisco

I thought Amsterdam had the friendliest

I think coverage was great in NYC, DC & London

I didn't even know Seattle's existed beyond the mono-rail, but a client took me on to get down to a baseball game and it was free given the time of day & distance ........ i knew the buses ran like that, but didn't even know there was a little underground train/trolly in existence

philly is OK - not the cleanest, not that much coverage (although supplemented with the regional rails)
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Old 07-17-2008, 11:30 AM
Location: moving again
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New York - fine, not good nor bad
DC - I love it, i take it all the time
Boston - it was good, but not great
Montreal - clean

and that's it, a usual walk A TON when im in cities so i don't usually need to take the subway/metro/underground
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Old 07-17-2008, 11:53 AM
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Chicago - I ride it every day. Good coverage and frequency, but rails are undermaintained and decrepit, leading to frustrating slow zones all over the system.

New York - confusing as hell to the outsider (especially transfers), but you gotta love the coverage

Buenos Aires - dirt cheap (about 30 cents a ride), but no air conditioning (cars actually have windows that open/close)

DC - clean and modern
Boston - nice enough
Cleveland - glorified commuter rail, but nice
Montreal - unlike most, I found it to be dirty
Stockholm - very clean and pleasant
Sydney - again, very clean and pleasant
Rome - nice enough, but coverage isn't very good
London - good, but so crowded
Paris - great coverage, modern
San Francisco - spanking new the only time I rode it sometime in the 70's
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Old 07-18-2008, 12:14 AM
Location: Washington, DC
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washington-great, clean, new, extensive system
baltimore-limited, average
new york-hot inside station, but very extensive and cheap
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