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Old Posted Mar 30, 2009, 8:09 AM
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Post Show us your local rail transit systems

Pretty simple rules - post your city's name and post a map of it's rail and if you have a few pics feel free to show them..

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Old Posted Mar 30, 2009, 3:41 PM
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Old Posted Mar 30, 2009, 5:27 PM
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The solid rail lines are built and in service today, the dotted lines are under construction by Dart.
The Red and Blue light rail lines total approximately 45 miles, the TRE commuter line to Fort Worth is 34 miles.
The Green and Orange light rail lines total approximately 40 miles, once completed there will be over 90 miles of light rail.

The following map shows what's being planned for the Metroplex, an additional 250+ miles of rail.

The Black lines are built or have funding in place to be built soon, but may not be under construction yet.
The Blue line (ex-Cotton Belt corridor) is under official development (environmental studies) today. Funding for construction the Cotton Belt hasn't been completely identified. Dart and the T are hoping to accelerate construction of this line using public-private partnership schemes.
The Red lines are future plans that don't have funding in place nor official studies underway. For the Red lines to get built soon, passage of the Local Option Tax bill by the Texas Legislature will be required.

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Old Posted Mar 30, 2009, 5:38 PM
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New York (including suburbs)

New York map by Joseph Brennan (http://www.columbia.edu/~brennan/subway/

The MTA's official subway map is a tragedy of graphic design, particularly because it's very difficult to distinguish between express trains and local trains. They also don't indicate on the map that some lines don't run on the weekends, some run to different places on the weekend, and that late night service is a severely pared down, mostly local version of daytime service.

This map is much, much better and includes PATH, the three suburban railroads, light rail lines and Airtrain lines.

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Old Posted Mar 30, 2009, 6:12 PM
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What we have so far in Charlotte, yay:

The LYNX 2030 plan:

Because the legend is so small:
Dark blue: current light rail line
Light blue: planned extension of blue line
Purple: commuter rail
Silver: either light rail or BRT
Green: trolley/tram line
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Old Posted Mar 30, 2009, 6:20 PM
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Old Posted Mar 30, 2009, 7:06 PM
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Light blue is the existing system.
Dark blue is proposed light rail.
Orange is commuter rail.
Green is BRT.

Pictures courtesy of RTD.

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Old Posted Mar 30, 2009, 7:35 PM
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Lines shown in gray are under construction.
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Old Posted Mar 30, 2009, 7:58 PM
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Here’s Portland’s…

The "purple Line" is not called the purple line, it's called the Westside Express Service (WES). It's kind of a "light" commuter rail (DMUs in 2-car consists).

There’s also a streetcar line not shown on this diagram.

The only thing that isn’t open yet on the map is the green line (opens in September). The yellow currently runs on the same tracks as the blue and red through downtown (on the west side of the Willamette River), but it will switch to the transit mall with the green line as shown on the map when it opens in September.

There is also an extension of the yellow line planned into Vancouver, WA (north across the Columbia River) and a new line to Milwaukie, a suburb on the southeast side of town. The Milwaukie line, including a new transit/bike/pedestrian only bridge across the Willamette, is scheduled to open in 2015, the Vancouver one could be around the same time, but it’s kind of up in the air, as it’s part of a replacement bridge for I-5 that’s somewhat controversial in the region.
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Old Posted Mar 30, 2009, 8:55 PM
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Trains + Trams (map not to scale naturally).

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Old Posted Mar 30, 2009, 9:01 PM
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Shanghai - solid are existing lines, all dashed lines are under construction and will open within 3 years (many by next year).
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Old Posted Mar 30, 2009, 9:09 PM
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Next Year (2 new lines, Gold Line East Extension opens in June 2009, Expo to Culver City in 2010)

In 15 years or so, we have have a system pretty close to these maps (thanks to measure R)

By Damion Goodman

Also, add in CAHSR in the next 7 - 10 years

Metrolink (Commuter rail in the LA area)

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Old Posted Mar 30, 2009, 9:54 PM
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Washington, DC Metrorail
(existing only; there are lots of expansions)

Regional commuter rail
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Old Posted Mar 31, 2009, 1:38 AM
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South Florida (Miami, Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach:

Dark Orange: Comuter Train connecting the region
Green: Elevated Heavy Rail (mostly elevated, small portion is surface)
Other colors: Automated People Mover through the downtown area of Miami
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Old Posted Mar 31, 2009, 1:49 AM
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Boston: MBTA rapid transit

(The Silver Line is crappy BRT, so feel free to disregard. Sigh.)

And a map of the only certain expansion of the system, the Green Line extension past Lechmere:

Boston: MBTA commuter rail

This map indicates possible expansion into the South Coast (New Bedford, Fall River area). The TF Green station in Warwick, RI is already under construction.
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Old Posted Mar 31, 2009, 3:13 AM
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Some of those Shanghai lines can't open soon enough. I'm looking at you #11 and #7.
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Old Posted Mar 31, 2009, 3:32 AM
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LASportsFan, I just can't stop looking at that proposal by Goodman.
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Old Posted Mar 31, 2009, 3:47 AM
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I don't understand why people keep on posting that map. It's pure fantasy.
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Old Posted Mar 31, 2009, 6:28 AM
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A very rough map of Detroit's soon-to-be mass transit system. Please make note of which are rail and which are bus. Only the purple and red lines are planned as rail, though, all lines could be converted to rail if the Woodward line is successful, enough:

The line up Woodward could begin construction this year.

The only existing city rail in Detroit, at the moment, is the downtown Detroit People Mover loop often referred to by residents as "the train to nowhere":

Where the trees are the right height

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