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Old 05-14-2008, 06:17 AM   #901
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Oh, that's sort of obvious, I guess, though it doesn't really mean anything to me. What they need is one down south. Glenelg isn't south enough!
Ahh, right. Are you near any of the railway lines? I understand the prospect of electrifying them is still on the cards, which would mean new rolling stock, more frequent services, and such.
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I guess i live in the area where suburban buses are acceptable, given the low likelihood of underground suburban rail, which we NEED.
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Ahh, right. Are you near any of the railway lines? I understand the prospect of electrifying them is still on the cards, which would mean new rolling stock, more frequent services, and such.
Do they have to put the power on in SA first??
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*throws you on a bus, ties you to the seat*
Wow, getting kinky all of a sudden, Khan?
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i never used any public transportation (aside from cabs) when i went to chicago, actually. there was none near my hotel, and most of the time i just walked. best transportation there is

but i did kind of regret i didn't find a way to take advantage of the rail system, but i didn't do any research on where it went and such, so i had no idea if it would've helped me out or not.
Agreed, walking in Chicago is FANTASTIC. Regardless of how possibly dangerous it could be <_<

But the L is just so much fun, and sooo convenient that yes, you missed a little piece of Chicagoan heaven
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i know! a friend of mine who's also a fan told me i had to see him before he died.



He looked decrepit on the Zoo TV DVD.
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I guess i live in the area where suburban buses are acceptable, given the low likelihood of underground suburban rail, which we NEED.
It is still a true tragedy that a 1960s plan for a comprehensive Auckland suburban railway system was not approved.

Instead you got freeways! Look at where that's got you.
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Do they have to put the power on in SA first??
Oh snap.
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Yeah, I hear the L-train is pretty damn good. Illinois in general seems to be one of the few US states that vaguely gets public transportation right. The US is still recovering from how strong the car and bus lobby is, and the influence it wielded in the 1950s and 1960s.

I avoid buses whenever I can. Melbourne's tend to be decent, but unspectacular.
Beware the fury of Downtown Chicago's L-Train map http://www.transitchicago.com/downlo...ps/200804d.pdf

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It is still a true tragedy that a 1960s plan for a comprehensive Auckland suburban railway system was not approved.

Instead you got freeways! Look at where that's got you.
Chalk that one up to foresight.
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He looked decrepit on the Zoo TV DVD.
i know! and that was like 15 years ago
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Do they have to put the power on in SA first??


Incidentally, back in the 1950s or so, electrifying the railway all the way out to Geelong was approved by the government, but simply didn't happen for whatever reason. All other aspects of the project they authorised happened, but not that!
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i know! a friend of mine who's also a fan told me i had to see him before he died.

I hate liking bands where that is a pertinent phrase
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Ahh, right. Are you near any of the railway lines? I understand the prospect of electrifying them is still on the cards, which would mean new rolling stock, more frequent services, and such.
I'm not too far away away from one, but not close enough to use it every day. I ride a bus instead, which is convenient for me, and better than driving a car, really.

Keep me updated on this, too.
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