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Old February 26 2014, 01:55 AM   #31
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I've been using the Frecciarossa trains quite often recently, commuting to Milan for meetings and stuff. They don't have the esoteric quality of the first high-speed trains anymore, but I'd say it's pretty sweet to get into Milan in 1 hour when it took about 3 hours only a few years ago (without taking delays into consideration).
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Old February 26 2014, 01:56 AM   #32
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That's almost tragic coming from an American. I hope you'll build a decent national public transport network at some point.
Tragic coming from an american, not tragic coming from a New Yorker.
Is why I wrote "national".
But that is the point, my dear! When it comes to trains, there are Americans, and there are New Yorkers. I fall in the latter category!

(Though, in all seriousness, I'd kill for a high speed train system in this country.)
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Old February 26 2014, 02:01 AM   #33
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A national high speed rail system would be wonderful.
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Old February 26 2014, 02:02 AM   #34
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(Though, in all seriousness, I'd kill for a high speed train system in this country.)
Continent you mean.

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Old February 26 2014, 02:05 AM   #35
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(Though, in all seriousness, I'd kill for a high speed train system in this country.)
Continent you mean.

Neat!
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Old February 26 2014, 02:05 AM   #36
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Continent you mean.
Should I stoop to size comparisons?


Naaah...I like you too much.
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Old February 26 2014, 02:06 AM   #37
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Continent you mean.
Should I stoop to size comparisons?
Great things come in small packages. Just look at the iguana!
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Old February 26 2014, 02:13 AM   #38
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Continent you mean.
Should I stoop to size comparisons?
Great things come in small packages. Just look at the iguana!
Can't argue there!

I was referencing logistics, though.

But hey, I'm on your side...America is pathetically behind Europe on public transport. We need more trains!
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Old February 26 2014, 02:18 AM   #39
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This thread is making me feel inadequate. Not only don't we not have trams or passenger trains in Tasmania, we don't have any rollercoasters either.

We do have water taxis.

We also have this

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Old February 26 2014, 02:24 AM   #40
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Should I stoop to size comparisons?
Great things come in small packages. Just look at the iguana!
Can't argue there!

I was referencing logistics, though.

But hey, I'm on your side...America is pathetically behind Europe on public transport. We need more trains!
Trains, buses, trolleys; we could use a lot more public transit. Rural America could really use some public transit. A taxi from my house to Covington Airport (right over the KY border, which is about 30 miles) is $90 one way.

A shuttle bus from one side of town to another is $5 one way. To schedule a shuttle from our town to a nearby town (say, for a doctor's appt.) is about $15-$25 one way.

We need better public transit badly.
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Old February 26 2014, 02:49 AM   #41
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My daily transportation is a 2007 Ford Focus hatchback. Nice little car with loads of headroom and enough oomph to pass 18-wheel behemoths going uphill thru Sepulveda Pass on the 405 freeway.





When the Metro Rail Expo line is completed (which is supposed to be sometime in 2016), there'll be a light rail line all the way from Santa Monica to downtown L.A. I may actually use it from time to time.

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Old February 26 2014, 05:25 AM   #42
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(Though, in all seriousness, I'd kill for a high speed train system in this country.)
But it's Murica, dammit!
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Old February 26 2014, 06:59 AM   #43
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Man, I wish Texas had a train system. God knows we have the space for it.
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Old February 26 2014, 07:15 AM   #44
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My first love . No air-con but TWO sunroofs. And no diagnostics.



My current favourite ride...



+ our trams

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Old February 26 2014, 04:45 PM   #45
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My Rides.

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