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Taking the Train

It's not a complicated one, but I like Good Magazine's summary of the biggest train systems in the world (top 5 U.S. cities and top 5 foreign cities).  The silhouettes represent the daily rides in the city, and the length of the train shows how many miles that system covers.  To the right is a quick map of each city's subway system and some statistics about their subway system.

Thanks Li, for sending in the link!

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[i dunno what happened with my first comment, but i just wanted to say that]

this chart looks promising (carrying comparison information with a fun look), but the data is false.

- usually they calculate line(~=2 tracks) length, but in NYC-s case its single track length. New York subway is impressive, yes, but it's about half the size pictured, and not the biggest network.

- if they show Top 5 (instead of 5 really big) then at least London is really missing.

March 3, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterspag
To Spag, so, London is one of the biggest, then? I know this has been posted years back, so I wonder if anyone out there has an updated data on this topic? I am just curious. :-)
June 14, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCape Town<

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