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Re: Subway, underground, metro, etc.

Postby Youngfun » 2015-02-23, 14:05

basica wrote:Mostly people just talking about catching a train to/from the city.

So there isn't any train system to travel inside the city? Maybe Sydney has less traffic than other big cities in the world?

Occasionally people may also refer to which line they catch, but generally speaking it's just about "the train".

In Italy we call "metro" the subway system (so prendere la metro = to take the subway) but "train" the physical vehicle that runs in the subway's railways.
In China people corrected me when I called the subway train 火车. For them 火车 only refers to the long distance trains that travel to other cities and have fixed seats on the ticket.

Varislintu wrote:Does anybody else in the world have the seating arrangement like the Helsinki metro? With pairs of seats facing each other?

The system of having seats facing each other has the advantage of having more seats; but has the disadvantage of having less space to stand up, so it's less suitable for metro systems with very high volumes of passengers.


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