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    Adtranz/Siemens Modular Metro A1 – Guangzhou E Rwy Stn to Tianhe Sports Ctr (Guangzhou Metro Line 1)

    December 6, 2019


    (Chinese) Next station, Tianhe Sports Centre (Cantonese) Next station, Tianhe Sports Centre Passengers for [nearby landmarks], please prepare (to alight at this station) Help maintain a pleasant and civilized environment for travel please do not eat and drink onboard trains. Passengers who wish to alight at the next station, please prepare early by moving to near the train doors for all other passengers, please move towards the centre of the cars. Guangzhou Metro reminds you please beware of cheats and theives please report any suspicious behavior to the Police (Public Security Bureau) The train will soon arrive at Tianhe Sports Centre

    TRAIN HUNTER (Blade Runner Subway Parody)
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    TRAIN HUNTER (Blade Runner Subway Parody)

    December 3, 2019


    This space intentionally left blank As well as UMG and WMG>:( Turn on. Now reaction time is important in this, so answer as quickly as you can. (Under Breath) Third track, Pitkin Yard… What? Nice place? No, just warming you up, that’s all. You’re on the F train, i- Yes, you’re on the F train, idling at a station when- What!? Well, it doesn’t matter which station, it’s completely hypothetical. Maybe you’ve been reassigned, maybe a service gap, who knows? You look behind you, and you see an R44. Do you know what an R46 is? Same thing. You continue to idle at the station… The R44 comes to a stop behind you, full of uncomfortable passengers waiting for the train to enter the station so they can all get off and go where they need to, but it can’t! Not without you moving. And you’re not moving. I MEAN you’re not moving. Why is that? They’re just questions. In answer to your query, they’re written down for me. It’s a test, designed to provoke a response. Shall we continue? Answer only in single words, the first things that come into you mind when you think about… your builder? (Announcement) The 42nd St Shuttle is now under construction, and is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2022. Expect more crowding during rush hours. As alternatives, take the 7 train, or the M42 bus. Hey buddy. ??? I said you’re under arrest, Backford! You got the wrong guy, pal. You’re the Train Hunter. Leave me alone, I’m eating! It’s from MTA Inspector Yardent. Yardent, huh? Yep. Hiya, Backford! Yardent. You wouldn’t-a’ come if I just asked you to. Sit down, pal. Come on, don’t be an asshole, Backford. We got four lemons running the rails. They coupled to a freight train two weeks ago, killed the crew and yard workers. We found the freight left on some unused LIRR tracks, so we know they’re around. Embarrassing. No sir, not embarrassing, because no ones ever gonna find out they’re back here. Cause you’re gonna spot em and shut em down! I don’t work here anymore. Give it to Heights. He’s good. I did. Found him beat to hell on the A and C train tracks. He wasn’t good enough. Not as good as you. We need you, Backford. These are some nasty lemons, the worst yet! We need the old train hunter. We need your magic. I may have been a train enthusiast when I was last here, Yardent. I drive everywhere, now. Stop right where you are! You know the score, pal? If you’re not in metro you’re toll people! No choice, huh? No choice, pal. (U-BAHN recording plays) There was an escape from the scrapyard two weeks ago. Six lemons. They ran over 23 people, and hooked onto a freight back. Three nights ago, they tried to break into the yard shop where Bombardier’s working on its newest project. Two of them got stopped up by their automatic emergency braking systems, and were retired on the scene. We lost the others. On the possibility they might try to make their way back into normal service, I had Heights go over and run U-Bahn tests on all the NTTs on the A and C lines. Looks like he got himself one. Thanks to him and security cameras at the yard shop, we figured out all their numbers. The one Heights found is 43. It may have internal problems, but its car body is pretty steady. Only way to stop it is to shut it down. Wait, I don’t get it, what do they risk coming back to NYC for? That’s unusual. I mean what do they WANT out of the Bombardier Corporation? You tell me pal, that’s what you’re here for! What’s this? One of the few R179’s that were slightly better made. Only really had lighting problems during service. Pretty special number, too. Probably the leader. This one, 37, used to be on the J/Z line before being part of the initial wave of break downs. Talk about form and function. It’s neither! The fourth lemon is 28, a basic ad covered model. Meant to get people exploring the rest of NY state. So as you know, the R179s were made to look identical to the previous NTTs R143’s and R160’s. And even though they went rogue and have functional problems, they have pretty tough car bodies, especially 43 and 3000. Good thing they also made em so we can fully shut em down if we use the key on their- Yeah, yeah, I know this already. Now there’s a new test R179 at the Bombardier Corporation. I want you to go put the machine on it. And if the machine doesn’t work? Maybe if I get better actors And better equipment And more time

    Tokyu 5000 Series – Suitengumae to Mitsukoshimae (Tokyo Metro Hanzomon Line) 東急5000系
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    Tokyu 5000 Series – Suitengumae to Mitsukoshimae (Tokyo Metro Hanzomon Line) 東急5000系

    December 2, 2019


    Please be aware that the train may rock due to sharp curves ahead Next station, Mitsukoshimae Mitsukoshimae Transfer information: Interchange station for the Ginza Line and JR Sobu Rapid Line Dear passengers, If you are standing next to the priority seats, please switch off your mobile phone. For everyone else, please set your mobile phone to silent mode and refrain from making calls Thank you for your co-operation Please mind the gap Doors will open on the right. We will soon arrive at Mitsukoshimae

    Beijing Subway BD32 – Beijing West Railway Stn to Wanzi (Line 7) 北京地铁7号线 北京西站往湾子
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    Beijing Subway BD32 – Beijing West Railway Stn to Wanzi (Line 7) 北京地铁7号线 北京西站往湾子

    December 2, 2019


    Dear passengers, welcome onboard Beijing Subway Line 7 this train is bound for Jiaohuachang When traveling, please help keep our trains clean, care for our train and station facilities and follow (safety) instructions for passengers. Next station, Wanzi Alighting passengers, please get ready for your arrival Please be firmly seated or hold the handrail do NOT lean on the train doors We are arriving at Wanzi

    LE PLUS LONG TRAJET EN MÉTRO DU MONDE – CURIOSITÉS CHINOISES 4/4
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    LE PLUS LONG TRAJET EN MÉTRO DU MONDE – CURIOSITÉS CHINOISES 4/4

    November 28, 2019


    We are in Hong Kong ! near South Horizons subway station And we are going to do the world’s longest journey by metro. If you have already crossed Paris from east to west with Line 9, it’s long, isn’t it ? Here, it will be way longer ! CHINESE CURIOSITIES THE WORLD’S LONGEST SUBWAY JOURNEY We start from an island south of Hong Kong we’re going to use the same transport as a person crossing a neighbourhood or going to the next neighbourhood The world’s longest subway journey means the world’s largest city. that’s what’s happening in Guangdong province huge cities are developing their metro systems one by one when these cities are side by side the metro lines merge it is therefore possible to cross the entire region by metro This morning we start from here oh no ! and we’re going up to Futian Checkpoint That region is becoming the largest urban agglomeration in the world surpassing Tokyo, Japan The urban grid is dense our next destination is Shenzhen then we’ll go to Foshan via Canton and Dongguan We are quickly crossing Hong Kong Hong Kong’s transport is very efficient 80% of the population rely on it everyday To switch from one system to another, from HK to the city of Shenzhen in mainland China we need to cross a border. Then we will reach the Shenzhen metro system. We’re crossing a border in the same country. Let’s go ! Here we are in the Shenzhen subway system security guards pass through the trains. People use Chinese social networks that I don’t know at all In HK people use Instagram, WhatsApp… Beijing is the old city Shanghai is the adult city and Shenzhen is the teenager city that is developing at high speed Shenzhen is increasingly attracting the financial world It is a city that will surpass HK in the coming years For example, this brand new CBD, under construction built on reclaimed land everything will open at the same time there. The line 11 has a business class coach, when you go to 123 stations by subway might take the opportunity to do some of them in business class It’s amazing, we are in the same subway but there you can see the crowded train and here the business class passengers ! The Line 11 links the airport to the city center A business class coach avoid building an airport line so that those who fly do not disturb everyday travellers This mega city is also connected to the rest of the world by 3 state of the art international airports. We finished with the Shenzhen subway. 24 yuans, 3,42 USD for this business class trip. the line that connects to Dongguan metro is still under construction We may have to take the bus. I should have waited a year before making this film…. It’s pretty rough, huh? Dongguan, a city renowned for its industries there are factories all over Dongguan In the future, several lines will go down to Shenzhen We are very far from the centre of Canton We’re going to take the line… watch out… The line 21 ! The journey is very long We start from there We have to go there ! Guangzhou Metro is crazy. In a few years only, they built hundreds of kilometers of tunnels Sometimes very far from the city center It’s pleasant and easy to move with those lines, as easy as in the city center, especially here in the countryside. Metros are partly financed by the Rail+Property method The construction of new lines increases the value of land around stations on which the Metro company already owns Last transfer to reach Foshan ! I’m tired, it’s been two days I’m in the Metro ! That’s it! 124 stations! If we had to return to the starting point we would have to drive 3 hours on the highway We may be crossing the future largest megacity In the future, we will hear about what is happening here! CHINESE CURIOSITIES A WEB SHOW BY MATTEO MARTINO ALL THE EPISODES AVAILABLE ON YOUTUBE