August 29, 2007

The Hong Kong Subways, Everything NYC's Aren't

POST #    2590

It's unfair to compare New York City's subway system with that of other cities. After all, it's older, larger, and transports more people than most other systems. Because of this, it lacks a lot of the newer, modern features that are in other cities. This is slowly changing with the new cars on the 4/5/6, 2/3, L and the new R160s that are rolling out, but cars are only part of it. If the 2nd Ave. line is ever built, then NYC will have something that is comparable to that of other cities.

In Hong Kong, they have platforms that prevents debris/people from falling onto the tracks, modern stations, smooth rides, and you know when the trains are coming. While I do love NYC's subway system (most of the time, anyway), there's definitely a lot that can be improved. Then again, there's a shortage of money too.

Posted by tien mao in Hong Kong, Photos, Travel at 8:55 AM



Wow, it's so clean and empty. What time was this taken? Do they have cool vending machines in the stations?

Posted by: Rich at August 29, 2007 7:50 PM

looking at my exif data, it says 8 am eastern time, so this was at about 8 pm in hong kong.

as far as i recall, they don't have vending machines on the platforms, but they do have lots of vendors (if not machines) in the station concourses.

Posted by: tien [TypeKey Profile Page] at August 30, 2007 10:22 AM

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