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Mexico City's Subway

Discussion in 'Content Suggestions & Proposals' started by alexdelatorre, Jan 5, 2019.

  1. alexdelatorre

    alexdelatorre New Member

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    I'd like to see Mexico City Metro, specifically "Line B" with those old MP68 (Matériel roulant sur Pneumatiques 1968) designed by Alstom in France.

    It is the second largest metro system in North America just behind the New York City's Subway, it deserves being in this game as well.

    In 2016, the system served 1.662 billion passengers, placing it as the ninth highest ridership in the world.

    Line B and its own 21 stations.
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    MP68 in France before being delivered.
    Fact: This train number "01" called "The Presidential" is still operating in Line B.
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    Cat Active Member

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    1,662 billion passengers in one year?
     
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    ARuscoe Well-Known Member

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    But the global population is 7.7 billion people. Those trains must be pretty overcrowded.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_population

    That means the entire worlds population has travelled 200 times on the Mexico subway in one year. wikis whacky maths perhaps.
     
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  5. ARuscoe

    ARuscoe Well-Known Member

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    They mean passenger journeys per year, not unique passengers
     
  6. JJTimothy

    JJTimothy Active Member

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    Looking at the OP (and the wiki) it's 1.662bn- only three orders of magnitude out though. (I thought it was a comma at first glance too.)
     
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    ARuscoe Well-Known Member

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    Depends on where the person is from. Some countries use comma to denote decimal
     
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    Indeed- that did occur to me before I had a second look at the OP. It's largely a European practice I believe.
     
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    ARuscoe Well-Known Member

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    That's where I know it from...
     
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    Thousand million. Don't think many outside the US say 12 zeros
     
  12. JJTimothy

    JJTimothy Active Member

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    You're correct- it is now internationally recognised (since the '70s I think) that a billion is a thousand millions, a trillion is a million millions etc. To me a billion being a million^2, a trillion a million^3 and so on makes perfect sense- a thousand millions used to be called a milliard though that could easily be misheard as million. The change seems to be an Americanism that caught on- or (perhaps more likely) the rest of the world just gave up trying to explain it to them.

    Using the original billion 1,662bn would be 1,662,000,000,000,000- that's a lot of passengers.
     
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