Tunnelbanan, Underground, Subway, Metro.....

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  1. Lucky13

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    How many here travel on the underground, or what they call it where you live?

    Any favourite?

    The Stockholm metro (Tunnelbanan) is well known for its decoration of the stations; it has been called the longest art gallery in the world.

    Used to travel alot on it as a kid....
     
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    I have actually never been on a subway in my entire life...
     
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    I'ver traveled the metro in Rotterdam for many years. Not pretty. Whenever you are in Rotterdam, rent a bike, much more convenient and safe.
    Used the subway in Boston, which worked quite well apart form the occasional train that broke down ( once spent 1.5 hours underground because of it) Used the tube in London a couple of times when I was there. Paris comes to mind, although it's been a few years since I was there. The best one I was in was in Prague. Easy to travel, quick and neat. Still,remember the scentence they always play when the door closes. Ukončete prosím výstup a nástup, dveře se zavírají
     
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    Travelled on the Paris Metro and London underground.
    I like the tube with its long history and quirks.
     
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    London Tube, the people are crazy but its useful
     
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    Lets see I have used the:

    Stuttgart, Nuernberg, Munich, Frankfurt and Berlin, Germany S-Bahn and U-Bahn
    Paris Metro
    London Tube
    Washington DC Metro
    Chicago CTA (whatever the actually call it...)

    They are all the same to me, but useful.
     
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    Crazy? no no no... dear boy we celebrate eccentricity here and the tube and tube stations has plenty of harmless eccentrics...
     
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    S-Bahn? U-Bahn?
     
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    Much obliged old boy, have a Bombardier or Spitfire!
     
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    Never had any problems with the tube, in a strange way I enjoy it. Paris metro didn't have any problems with. Yet to risk the Glasgow one.

    Parents were impressed with the Moscow one when the went on it, I personally never had the chance when we were there.
     
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    There's supposedly a ghost train on Tunnelbanan, several people claims to have seen it, it's all silver, which they had a few sets of, only dead people rides it and if by chance you should get on, you'll never get off....
     
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    It is the subway and trolly system in all German cities. Not limited to Berlin.
     
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    Thanks again mate!
     
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    In a previous life, I was posted to MOD in London. My first day going into the city, I catch the Tube from King's Cross and am idly studying my fellow passengers. At the far end of the car I see a pair of stylish flat pump shoes, dark smoke-grey stockings, a beige mini-skirt, topped off by a dark blue blazer but can't see other details because the owner is avidly reading a broadsheet newspaper. I watch for a few seconds more only to discover....it was a BLOKE! With bright, roundel-red hair and earings. GAAACCKKKK!!! Did nobody tell the guy he shouldn't wear flat pumps and a mini skirt...particularly not in the morning rush-hour! It quite put me off my breakfast! :)
     
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    I'm not great in crowded spaces with people (fine in small spaces minus people) so naturally being crowded into a tiny space where everyone's breaths make it really warm isn't for me
     
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    Got a pedestrian underpass, about 30 feet long, in my town - does that count?
    Used to travel on the Tube quite a lot in years past - couldn't do it now though, I'd never manage the walk along all those darned corridors!
     
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    Shhh.... Nin was on holiday, don't embarrass the old chap :)
     
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    Especially when trying a new look!
     
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