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Admiral Donutz VIP Member

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#1 14 years ago

Tell us about the public transport in your country! What kinds of transport are there etc. And how does your public transportsystem look like? The dutch public transport is pretty good (we also have a good infra-structure). To bad that the trains don't always run on time (just over 90,1% was punctional in 2003) . I don't use other kinds of pub. transport so i can't say anything about from experience. Here are some of the types of public transport (this is just a selection of pictures, we do ofcourse have lots of other trains/buses/metro's/trams, i will only show the most common): Trains: the "Regiorunner" the (newest) "dubbeldekker" or "double decker" which is one of the backbones of the Dutch Railways ( "Nederlandse Spoorwegen" or NS ): regiorunner.jpg8473asd1.jpg the "koploper"or "head walker" (the door on the front of the train can be opened , and this allows people to reach the other train even when it is traveling): 4014gn1.jpg4050gn2.jpg the intercity train: NS%201763.jpg1700loc28.jpg the ICE 3, a highspeed train(a german train, but the NS also owns some:) NS%20ICE%20T%20at%20Koln.JPGNS-bussum-ICE.jpg the "benelux" which runs between holland and belgium: benelux10.jpg986.jpg the "plan V" a "stoptrein" (it stops at every station): planv.jpg the "avarage" dutch station: Den_Haag_Moerwijk.jpg You can find more pictures of dutch trains here (don't forget to "next" icon ), and here (use the frame on the left to choose a train) and some movies here! some movies: koploper: http://www.erwinraasveld.nl/content.php?filnavn=modules/Filmpjes/Trein-16.php ICE 3: http://www.erwinraasveld.nl/content.php?filnavn=modules/Filmpjes/Trein-06.php Regiorunner: http://www.erwinraasveld.nl/content.php?filnavn=modules/Filmpjes/Trein-02.php http://www.erwinraasveld.nl/content.php?filnavn=modules/Filmpjes/Trein-15.php Stoptrein (Plan V): http://www.erwinraasveld.nl/content.php?filnavn=modules/Filmpjes/Trein-17.php Buses: the "normal" (line) bus: 24201.jpg the "harmonica" bus: gelbus.jpg trams: p9011009.jpg49.jpg metros: Metro3-RO-041102.jpg the sign says: "Don't board" Metro1-RO-041102.jpg




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#2 14 years ago

you guys travel mostly on train types transportaion, the ICE 3 looks cool. in america most people use cars. if not some city buses. and mostly in ney york Taxis. cant provide any pics, some oen else?




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#3 14 years ago
DarthMaulyou guys travel mostly on train types transportaion, the ICE 3 looks cool.

Thats because you can transport lots of people with them: the trains are used to travel through the country (or to an other city), the buses are used in and between cities. The trams are used to travel in the city and so is the metro. We don't use planes (exept for international travels) because our country isn't that big. And yup the ICE 3 looks cool: as a passenger you can look over the shoulder of the engineer, there is a glass wall between the cab and the passenger seasts (which can be untransparant white when no electricity runs through it). This way you can look ahead or back and you can actually see the two rails make the / \ shape on the horison! the glass wall (on a german ICE 3): column014ICE3front.jpgICE3.jpg The cabin: ice3-3.jpg406010Wolfheze.jpg The german ICE 3 (you can see a little small red logo which reads "DB"' -"Deutsche Bahn" or "German Railways" between the thick red stripes) The Dutch ICE3 is identical and only carries the dutch railway logo: ns_406551-2_2.jpg The ICE 3 travels to germany. We also have the thalys (which travels to belgium and france): 4343Barendrecht.jpg




Odessa

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#4 14 years ago

Damn,I never knew we had that ICE 3. But uhm..I do know we don`t have a thalys.




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#5 14 years ago

Stockholms subway:

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#6 14 years ago

ok, get ready... South Africa has almost no public transport! You have loads of minibusses which are held together by hope and chewing gum. The majority of these busses are not roadworthy at all and they are the frustration of every other traffic participant, as they will stop at any time, anywhere to pick up passengers. These minibusses are made to carry a maximum load of 9 people. Most of the busses on the street have over 20 in them, so of course they are absolutely overloaded. They are rolling death traps. For instance, one of these "taxis" was being steered with a wrench becuase there was no steering wheel. Or the driver of another taxi used cardboard as brake pads....needless to say that most of his passengers died in the following crash...most of the drivers have no licences to drive in the first place. Oh and I forgot to mention, if you're not black, you don't use the taxis, they're basically exclusively black. Some of them carry advertising, this one is particularly ironic: http://jollygoodjokes.co.za/jgj_search_joke.asp?at_num=533 There are normal taxis aswell, but you hardly see them in local traffic, mostly they take people form the airport to places.


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#7 14 years ago
OdessaDamn,I never knew we had that ICE 3. But uhm..I do know we don`t have a thalys.[/QUOTE] The NS owns some ICE 3 's, don't ask me how many (do a google if you must know). True we don't own a thalys but it does run here. @Mast3rofPuppets: Ah looks nice at comes close to the Dutch public transport vehicles in appearnance. Any nice trains to show us? [QUOTE=Lord Wiener] Some of them carry advertising, this one is particularly ironic: http://jollygoodjokes.co.za/jgj_search_joke.asp?at_num=533

Ironic indeed! Are you trains in a simular bas state? do you have a tram and or metro there? OMG! i forgot the Dutch "Trolley bus" that runs in Anrhem: arn-tb02.jpgarn-tb01.jpg trolley busses look like normal buses exept that they get there power from electric lines above the street (like trams do). Trolley busses are used in other countries aswell but in holland only one city with them is left: Arnhem.




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#8 14 years ago
Großadmiral DönitzAre you trains in a simular bas state? do you have a tram and or metro there?

Trains? The only trains here are cargo trains and "scenic" trains, i.e. special routes. Example: http://www.bluetrain.co.za/ There are no trams in Jo'burg.....the streets are too messed up for that.


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#9 14 years ago

I don't really know how well the Danish public transportation system works since I only use my bike (the only way to fly...). However, I do know that the new metro in Copenhagen only works when it wants to... And since we have a liberal government at the moment, a lot of state funds for the public sector is being 're-allocated' (which is just another word for cutback).




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#10 14 years ago

Lol, trainspotters! ;)

I live in Britain. I think that says everything about my public transport you need to know.