if the ratio of shortest subway route between two points (possibly weighted by monetary cost/# of transfers) : straight-line distance between them does not already have a name, i propose to call it the Indignance Factor. upper-left green-line-land and penninsular-blue-line-land have a pretty high such factor.
Nice. As a physical quantity it is like a flux in that it doesn't have a value at points in space but rather across a boundary or between two regions or something. The Indignance across manhattan in the crosstown direction is quite high in most places, as is across the Queens/Brooklyn boundary. Symbol
2013-01-20 04:37 am (UTC)
I'm so angry you have to cross to the southern peninsula, transfer from green to purple, and then cross back to the north if you're heading from Countess Moklak Square Station to West Ambaric Quarter Station
wait is countess moklak a thing in the His Dark Materials or is it just a coincidence that you made up a word "ambaric"
I like the word 'ambaric' and learned it from HDM but Ctss Moklak is not from there; I made her up (she's my honey)
anyway I think they finish construction on the the new mauve line end of next month at the latest and the situation will be much better. All the people up in Moklak Flats are really psyched about it.
"Psyched for mauve" rhymes in their language :D
yeah it's all over the promotional ads on the existing subway cars. Too bad catchy slogans can't make me forget the fare increase from 10 bloty to 12 bloty per ride, man.
Can't the whiners just take the bus a few blocks, or walk?
oh ok I thought the google hit count for ambaric seemed a little low
The blue line goes to the airport.
You can tell because it stops in a place with no buildings.
Also because it's blue.
Paris, NYC, Boston, and Chicago all have their major airports on a blue line (Paris has two). Where else?
DCA (Reagan National) is on the DC Metro blue line. The stop on SF BART closest to OAK (Oakland International) is served by the Balboa Park–Daly City line, which is color-coded blue on the maps (but never called "the blue line").
Paris and NYC similarly have airports on lines coloured blue but never called that way.
I suppose BART counts since it only "recently" (as in, since I left) connects to SFO at all. Next question: are there cities with subways connecting to airports where the lines are coloured consistently on maps, but the lines going to the airports aren't blue?
One thing I did notice: DCA is also served by the Yellow line (which is mostly coincident with blue in its southern portion), and BART's yellow-coded line is Pittsburg/Bay Point–SFO. But that's all I got off the top of my head. :S
Maybe when they extend BART to OAK for reals, they will make it a silver line just like the new line of Metro going out to IAD.
The silver line also goes to the airport in Boston, though I don't believe in it, because it's
1. actually a bus
2. mostly above ground
3. added after I moved away
4. inexplicably switches between gas and electric.
Clearly blue, silver, and yellow are the colors of flight.
Sky, airplane, sun. It makes sense even!
Heathrow: blue line (whose other terminus is Cockfosters).
Shanghai: fuck you and your western conventions. The airports are on the mauve and green lines respectively.
Tokyo: the Keisei line to Narita has three trains, the most express is blue, the local is yellow and goes to a secondary airport as well.
Seoul: 3 of the 9 numbered lines and 5 of the 8 named lines are shades of blue. One of those is the Ariport [sic] Railroad.
Latin America doesn't seem to have subways to the airports, except for the fake subway map of Montevideo.