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    Zippy, is that really true? On the UES and UWS, all 3 current lines are 4-track lines.

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    Yup. 2 tracks only. I agree the longer distance between stations will allow for faster trains, and that that will cover for lack of express service, but still, some of the distances are rediculous.

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    Walking to a station is even slower than a slow train with lots of stops.

    Everyone in Paris knows this and is grateful there are so many stations.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deimos View Post
    Zippy, is that really true? On the UES and UWS, all 3 current lines are 4-track lines.
    I meant systems in other cities, which are mostly 2-track. New York has the most 4-track mileage.

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    gotcha.... you are correct, although i've only ridden "subways" in 3 other cities, they've been exclusively 2-track in DC, Boston, and Montreal from what i saw.

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    ^ Does any other city have four-track lines?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ablarc View Post
    ^ Does any other city have four-track lines?
    Quite a few cities offer 4-track networks, its just that sometimes they aren't illustrated on maps, or the fast tracks are run by different rail companies. Both of these situations arise in the likes of Tokyo and London, where there can even be more than just 4 tracks (6 or more to handle slow, semi-fast and fast) with the metro operators being seamlessly integrated with other rail operators.

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    ^ Example?

    "Seamless": does that mean you can transfer from local to express without charge, as you can in New York?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ablarc View Post
    ^ Example?

    "Seamless": does that mean you can transfer from local to express without charge, as you can in New York?
    Exactly, as long as your ticket/Oyster is charged for the route that you are going (ie inbound to Central London, as you would say going towards Manhattan), you can go by any means.

    For example, you might live in Upminster (the most eastern terminus of London Underground's District Line), but work at Fenchurch Street in the City of London. If you opted for the District Line, you'd be making an 18 stop journey. However, slap bang next door to the District Line platforms at Upminster are the c2c commuter rail platforms. Number of stops to Fenchurch Street: 3. c2c also uses London Underground's Oyster.

    Due to the historical legacy of the network, it is quite easy to step off a commuter train, turn 180 degrees and board the next train coming in to the same platform.

    You get the exact same situation in Tokyo, where the metro network fuses with the commuter rail network.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nick-taylor View Post
    For example, you might live in Upminster (the most eastern terminus of London Underground's District Line), but work at Fenchurch Street in the City of London. If you opted for the District Line, you'd be making an 18 stop journey. However, slap bang next door to the District Line platforms at Upminster are the c2c commuter rail platforms. Number of stops to Fenchurch Street: 3. c2c also uses London Underground's Oyster.
    The fare is the same whether you take the 18-stop line or the three-stop line?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ablarc View Post
    The fare is the same whether you take the 18-stop line or the three-stop line?
    I believe so, because such journeys would be covering the same London transport zones (1-6). You can use Oyster on this route, and on others where there is no Oyster, then its a travelcard.

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    Would it make sense to have the L train extended up towards 34th, the same way that the 7 train is being extended down?

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    ^^ I think that's a great idea - especially considering L trains are from the B Division, and are therefore wider and can hold more people

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    How many other lines are 2-track?

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    Image of an "L train extension."

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