Talk:List of metro systems

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Yamanote/Overground/MKZhD/Docklands[edit]

Why Docklands is listed? Technically it's rapid tram system, just like Moscow Metro Line 13. It's not listed for that reason. While Overground is a pure metro system. Just like Yamanote Line or Moscow Metro Line 14. They all should be listed. Elk Salmon (talk) 16:26, 19 May 2016 (UTC)

Docklands is a Light Metro system its pretty much similar to the Vancouver Skytrain or Copenhagen metro. From what I understand the Moscow Metro Line 13 is just a low capacity monorail that just got re-branded as part of the Moscow Metro. Overground is not a metro system but a commuter or rail system. It has diesel trains and shares track with national rail passenger and freight trains. The Yamanote Line and Moscow Metro line 14 seem to be high end / metropolitan railway lines. I am not very familiar with the Moscow Metro Line 14 but it does seem to be a frequent commuter rail line built from recovered old railways not a metro line.Terramorphous (talk) 20:13, 16 September 2016 (UTC)

Docklands is NOT a light metro. It's like rail. Light metro is heavy rail. That is Moscow metro line 12. Docklands is a class of rapid tram (light rail) similar to Moscow monorail. Yamanote and MCC are full metropolitan, not commuter, railways those should be listed. Most of LO as well. Elk Salmon (talk) 21:23, 16 September 2016 (UTC)
Docklands is at worst a light metro, which is not heavy rail rapid transit. London Overground is a diesel-powered commuter rail system. Period. The others are simply put commuter rail systems tied into the national rail network and sharing tracks with other intercity and commuter lines. You really don't know what you're talking about. Such easily verified errors as these have no place in this list. Repeating an error doesn't make it any more correct. oknazevad (talk) 23:37, 16 September 2016 (UTC)
Light metro is heavy rail, light rail is not. The term stands for financially light metro - elevated, rather than expensive tunneling, with shorter, but still conventional heavy rail trains. Most Paris Metro is light metro. Docklands is light rail. It's either shouldn't be listed then. And doesn't matter whatever it diesel power or electrical. This is a list of metropolitan railways. Those are not commuter railways. Rapid transit is an american term that doesn't have to do anything with this article. It's about metro systems. Elk Salmon (talk) 07:34, 17 September 2016 (UTC)
That's not what "light metro" means. Again, not correct. oknazevad (talk) 14:14, 4 December 2016 (UTC)
Ok, if so - Yamanote and Encircle lines do not share tracks with commuter lines. Yamanote goes alongside some commuter lines, but it's completely by its own. Both goes far deep inside the city, so they are not commuter. Elk Salmon (talk) 10:19, 17 September 2016 (UTC)
Moscow Central Circle doesn't share tracks with freight/other rail during working hours (there's also 3rd set of tracks for a part of route for freight) It never leaves urban core. It doesn't have anything resembling a terminal. It's underground/overground for a large part of its route. It doesn't have level crossings with anything. How is it not a Metro? Ilyak (talk) 03:02, 30 January 2017 (UTC)

Just a note - The London Overground is large-majority Electric, only one section (Gospel Oak - Barking) uses Diesel trains, and they are in the process of electrifying the line. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Sidesix (talkcontribs) 10:21, 24 September 2016 (UTC)

But it sti shares tracks with National Rail. That's why it's commuter, not metro. oknazevad (talk) 13:39, 24 September 2016 (UTC)

Hefei Metro Line 1 open to public[edit]

Chinese city Hefei became the lastest Chinese city to have a rapid transit system when its first metro line began public service on December 26, 2016. Phase one and two of Heifei Metro Line 1, which is open to public now, have a total length of 24.58KM with 23 underground stations and the entire system goes underground. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 116.246.26.29 (talk) 05:16, 27 December 2016 (UTC)

Tyne and Wear Metro[edit]

This isn't on here, is the UK's other metro system in and around the city of Newcastle194.60.38.217 (talk) 11:42, 27 January 2017 (UTC)

Tyne and Wear Metro is a light rail.--Ymblanter (talk) 20:39, 27 January 2017 (UTC)
As is the Docklands Light Railway.JoeyofScotia (talk) 17:16, 12 February 2017 (UTC)

London Overground[edit]

How come London Overground isn't included on this list? Surely it counts as a metro system? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 87.117.202.58 (talk) 02:35, 16 March 2017 (UTC)

It's commuter rail. oknazevad (talk) 16:26, 16 March 2017 (UTC)