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Where are you on the transport network?

Discussion in 'transport' started by danny la rouge, Apr 30, 2017.

  1. A380

    A380 How do I change this 'custom title' thing then?

    Often being pug ugly, or at least dull, is a design criteria. If you have a site strategy of redevelopment every 20 years you don’t want an architectural gem that might get listed and bugger up the plan.
     
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  2. A380

    A380 How do I change this 'custom title' thing then?

    B F NS

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  3. Dogsauce

    Dogsauce Lord of the Dance Settee

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  4. Dogsauce

    Dogsauce Lord of the Dance Settee

    Yep. Visit it quite a bit with family over there, like the relatively compact layout & general efficiency of the place, let down a bit today by the fucking mess BA had made of our booking which meant an hour and a half at check in while they tried to sort it out, only just making it onto the flight.
     
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  5. I liked Porto very much when I went there, especially a large graveyard which had little houses filled with coffins, which is a bit odd I guess.
     
  6. chainsawjob

    chainsawjob Cautiously impulsive

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    Southampton docks
     
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  7. A380

    A380 How do I change this 'custom title' thing then?

    Budapest metro line 1. It’s like a half scale model of the New York subway and makes trains n the Waterloo and City line seem huge. It’s brilliant.

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  8. A380

    A380 How do I change this 'custom title' thing then?

    Bratislava Station

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  9. A380

    A380 How do I change this 'custom title' thing then?

  10. planetgeli

    planetgeli There's no future in England's dreaming

    Been on that. Know what you mean.
     
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  11. teuchter

    teuchter je suis teuchter

    You should try the glasgow subway.
     
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  12. farmerbarleymow

    farmerbarleymow daft apeth

    As it should be known for ever more. :cool:

    It would look a lot better if they painted the ceiling - all that dark concrete caked with diesel fumes makes it look terrible. Perhaps decorate it with psychedelic patterns and copious numbers of disco balls.
     
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  13. bimble

    bimble noisy but small

    A380 did you get to look around Brno? (Its where my dad’s from and I’ve never been)
     
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  14. A380

    A380 How do I change this 'custom title' thing then?

    Sadly no. The central area looked really nice though. The industrial suburbs more ‘industrial’.
     
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    A380 How do I change this 'custom title' thing then?

  16. A380

    A380 How do I change this 'custom title' thing then?

    CCEB8F7D-6704-46B8-8950-4128C08910C5.jpeg It doesn’t really fit here: but at Dresden Station they have little conveyor belts for your bags on the stairs! Is this new all over Germany?
     
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  17. Nice idea, but...Why don't they just have escalators where you can stand with your bag next to you?
     
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  18. teuchter

    teuchter je suis teuchter

    I think I've seen those things in German (and other countries') stations for some years.

    It's obviously less costly and disruptive to install a small conveyor belt than an escalator which takes up loads more space and is much more complex.
     
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  19. A380

    A380 How do I change this 'custom title' thing then?

    The weird thing is, at Dresden anyway, they do. It’s a fairly standard underpass under the tracks with two ways up to each platform. One with escalators and one with stairs and these conveyers. I was sad enough to take a video of my bag BTW, but I can’t post it.

    But even cooler was the automatic lift/funicular railway at Meissen. Like the one by the Millenium bridge but up 200 ft in about 50! (See my sad post on the funicular thread...)
     
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  20. A380

    A380 How do I change this 'custom title' thing then?

    I’m not getting off today though. And my train is 62 minutes late and the wifi isn’t working. So much for Teutonic efficiency.

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  21. Cornichon

    Cornichon Member

    It's not an exception. That happens all the time.
    You can be glad that wifi was available at all - even though it wasn't working. And that the trip wasn't cancelled due to 'unforseeable maintenance work' that lasts about two days because a tree had fallen on the tracks somewhere.
    In fact... 62 minutes isn't too bad for their standards.

    Deutsche Bahn are not what you'd call customer friendly. They somehow don't seem to find it necessary to include the comfort of travellers into their company policy.
     
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  22. teuchter

    teuchter je suis teuchter

    10 or 20 years ago DB were possibly the best operator in Europe. It seems no more, sadly. I don't think they are really any better than the service we get in the UK, much as the standard indignant british rail traveller likes to proclaim "this would never happen in Germany/France" whenever anything goes wrong.
    DB are also in the process of making a bit of a mess of their freight operation in the UK, as far as I can tell.
     
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  23. A380

    A380 How do I change this 'custom title' thing then?

    BE68F6B7-F777-4C32-A974-873B42815292.jpeg Hamburg container port.


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  24. marty21

    marty21 One on one? You're crazy.

    Bethnal Green
     

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  25. A380

    A380 How do I change this 'custom title' thing then?

    Gare du Nord

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  26. Sea Star

    Sea Star Non cis woman

    I was there in 1993. I asked for a beer while I waited for my train - and thought it was a chance to give my O level French a bit of an airing.

    The man served me an orange juice! :mad:
     
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  27. :D
     
  28. marty21

    marty21 One on one? You're crazy.

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  29. A380

    A380 How do I change this 'custom title' thing then?

    49DC75B9-CF3B-4CAE-8427-35A087B01BFC.jpeg Madrid Purerta de Atocha.

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