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New Asia Forum?

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To all the forum admins:

 

I think that the site should get a forum dedicated to Asia rapid transit systems under World Transit Systems. There are many systems built, currently being built or in planning in Asia. I believe this is interesting to our online community here and encourage them to look into the Asian systems.

In addition, I would take part in posting threads relating to the Hong Kong MTR (Mass Transit Railway) metro system.

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Then europe, australia, and africa would have to get one too. Best to keep it all tucked in the world transit forum section. If you want to talk about those projects/systems talk about them there! :P

 

- A

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Then europe, australia, and africa would have to get one too. Best to keep it all tucked in the world transit forum section. If you want to talk about those projects/systems talk about them there! B)

 

- A

 

I believe Europe should get one too since there are A LOT of systems running there and new lines under construction there. There is not much going in Australia and Africa currently. The Algiers Metro is under construction, to be opened in 2009 I heard.

 

If you want to create ridiculous proposals that involve extending lines into the middle of the ocean, you could create a foam section in the OT forum and blab all you want there. And sure, you could have the redbirds and the brightliners run on those lines. :P

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How bout creating subforums within the World Transit forum for every continent?

 

That is what i was thinking. Maybe even give india its own since they use broad gauge.

 

- A

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That is what i was thinking. Maybe even give india its own since they use broad gauge.

 

- A

 

Oh sure, then China should get its own forum since its the most populated country.

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Oh sure, then China should get its own forum since its the most populated country.

 

India uses broad gauge tracks for most of its rail network, most other countries have used broad gauges, but now have standard gauge. Totally different class of rail fleet.

 

- A

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I think Europe has the most advanced transportation system, maybe china too, but because of their population it gets scary sometimes! :eek:

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I think Europe has the most advanced transportation system, maybe china too, but because of their population it gets scary sometimes! :eek:

 

The East Asian (Hong Kong, Mainland China, Taiwan, Korea and Japan) transit systems are rather modern and are capable of handling huge crowds. If you look at a Tokyo subway car during rush hours, you would see how packed it is. In fact, it is so packed, they get station attendants to shove them all in. (Packed like sushi) Hong Kong's MTR's cars are amongst the longest and widest cars ever built to handle the traffic. Subway stations in Hong Kong and Mainland cities (recently) have an exit indicator, showing the nearby points of interest near each exit on a panel. That's just worth pointing out.

Europe, undoubtedly, has a lot of the greatest urban transit systems in the world. The extensive U Bahn/S Bahn networks in German stadts, the VAL system in French cities (the Paris Metro is equally great, as with the RER) and of course, the London Underground and the Moscow Metro.

So I think both continents deserve a forum of their own.

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The East Asian (Hong Kong, Mainland China, Taiwan, Korea and Japan) transit systems are rather modern and are capable of handling huge crowds. If you look at a Tokyo subway car during rush hours, you would see how packed it is. In fact, it is so packed, they get station attendants to shove them all in. (Packed like sushi) Hong Kong's MTR's cars are amongst the longest and widest cars ever built to handle the traffic. Subway stations in Hong Kong and Mainland cities (recently) have an exit indicator, showing the nearby points of interest near each exit on a panel. That's just worth pointing out.

Europe, undoubtedly, has a lot of the greatest urban transit systems in the world. The extensive U Bahn/S Bahn networks in German stadts, the VAL system in French cities (the Paris Metro is equally great, as with the RER) and of course, the London Underground and the Moscow Metro.

So I think both continents deserve a forum of their own.

 

Of course, I have lived in Europe for 13 years, and I have to say, I do see some minuses in the transit system in the US too, but overall it is rather good!

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There isn't enough discussions on any particular world transit system to warrant its own dedicated forum. A sub-forum maybe, but it still falls short. We'll give it more time and see.

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