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Old 02-16-2014, 09:07 AM
 
Location: Vallejo
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There's a multitude of public transit options from Seattle area to Victoria/Vancouver area. I don't know if I'd really call them a transit system in the way you're thinking of. None of them are part of King County Metro (Seattle) but they pretty much all integrate with it. Separate systems designed to work together.
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There's a multitude of public transit options from Seattle area to Victoria/Vancouver area. I don't know if I'd really call them a transit system in the way you're thinking of. None of them are part of King County Metro (Seattle) but they pretty much all integrate with it. Separate systems designed to work together.
Local buses or private long-distance buses (Bolt, Megabus, Greyhound, ect.)?
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Old 02-16-2014, 01:59 PM
 
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Local buses or private long-distance buses (Bolt, Megabus, Greyhound, ect.)?
Local bus for a 100+ mile trip

Train, bus, ferry.
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Old 02-16-2014, 05:55 PM
 
Location: Paris
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Switzerland only joined the Schengen Agreement in 2009, when did you go? In any case, looks like some of these local rail systems predated the abolition of border controls (the tracks have been there a local time of course, but the service may have been less frequent).

The UK is not part of the Schengen Agreeement, there's still border controls between the UK and the rest of western Europe. Since there's already a sea in the way, it's less of a hassle.
Less of a hassle, but they had to built customs offices in train stations served by Eurostar trains, which is unusual in Europe. You have to arrive 15 minutes before boarding when going to London, whereas you can hop on a train to, say, Rotterdam at the last minute. But the UK border control isn't a big deal for EU citizens. Not sure how it compares with the US/Canada border. Each time I crossed the France/UK border, customs officers only checked if everyone had a French (EU) ID card. Never checked the car trunk or anything else at ferry terminals. Quite different from Swiss border controls before Switzerland joined the Schengen agreement. Entering Switzerland often was a rather unpleasant experience back then and you had better not joke with customs officers.




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*Interestingly, support for the initial light rail/tram split on left/right lines. The right favored rapid transit, which as it was more expensive would result in fewer lines. The left the partially street running tramway, which would be anti-car as it would remove car lanes and pedestrianize part of the downtown.
It's a rather common left/right split over here. Same in Toulouse concerning the current mayoral campaign. The UMP candidate (right) wants to build a third subway line whereas the PS (left) one (left) prefers multiplying tramway and BRT lines.
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Old 02-16-2014, 06:22 PM
 
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Less of a hassle, but they had to built customs offices in train stations served by Eurostar trains, which is unusual in Europe. You have to arrive 15 minutes before boarding when going to London, whereas you can hop on a train to, say, Rotterdam at the last minute. But the UK border control isn't a big deal for EU citizens. Not sure how it compares with the US/Canada border. Each time I crossed the France/UK border, customs officers only checked if everyone had a French (EU) ID card. Never checked the car trunk or anything else at ferry terminals. Quite different from Swiss border controls before Switzerland joined the Schengen agreement. Entering Switzerland often was a rather unpleasant experience back then and you had better not joke with customs officers.

I took the Port Angeles, WA - Victoria, BC ferry and don't remember any trouble . . . which has also been my experience driving to Montreal a few times. Crossing into Canada has been a much nicer experience than trying get back into my own country.
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Old 02-18-2014, 09:02 AM
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I had a conversation with someone who said he was planning on taking a bus that leaves from the center of town and goes to Montreal.
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Old 02-18-2014, 09:14 AM
 
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India and Bangladesh have a cross border train called the Maitree express, usually hauled by a BWN WDM 2 locomotive :


Indonesia made rake of Kolkata Dhaka Maitree express crosses Kalyani outer - YouTube
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Old 02-18-2014, 03:17 PM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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I had a conversation with someone who said he was planning on taking a bus that leaves from the center of town and goes to Montreal.
If we are talking about Plattsburgh these would be Greyhound-type intercity bus lines. Plattsburgh is a stop on the NYC-Montreal route. There is no regular commuter service between Plattsburgh and Montreal.
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Old 02-18-2014, 03:21 PM
 
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There's a bus that connects Detroit and Windsor. It's not really extensive since all it is is a connector shuttle.

http://www.citywindsor.ca/residents/...umm%20schd.pdf

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It's a pretty regular route though and links up with the transit systems of both Detroit and Windsor. And runs all day from about 5 am to past midnight.
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Old 02-18-2014, 06:12 PM
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If we are talking about Plattsburgh these would be Greyhound-type intercity bus lines. Plattsburgh is a stop on the NYC-Montreal route. There is no regular commuter service between Plattsburgh and Montreal.
Yes, I'm referring to Greyhound
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